The training and education received by growers and their families empowers them to rise from subsistence living. Growers First pursues educational programs in three main areas:
- Life Skills Training – gaining core abilities necessary for improving quality of life, including basic life application, communication, accountability, personal disciplines, leadership, basic business skills regarding how to get product to market, etc.
- Agronomy and Cultivation – training farmers to increase crop yield through proper farming, cultivation, and harvesting techniques
- Primary Education Support – providing basic educational tools and resources and creating access to foundational reading, writing and math teachings. We work closely with communities to donate school supplies for the children, to provide teachers to communities, and to work to improve existing school structures.
Image (top): Rural school in Oaxaca by Heather Paul via Flickr/Creative Commons.