EcoFeast, our new local project in Canterbury, focuses on bringing students and the elderly together over a shared passion for food, for the benefit of both communities. Willing students will pay to learn the art of cooking and baking from elderly individuals each week, providing a weekly interaction for the elderly to reduce levels of loneliness. The 'eco' in the name comes from the ingredients sourced for the cookery courses, which will be surplus supermarket food, reducing food waste.
Team Leader: Sophia Gagliardi
Through Sakhee, our international project in India, we plan to train women to produce and sell affordable sanitary products in schools and community centres in Seelampur, an urban village where women find it hard to access quality sanitary products because of high prices.
We aim to provide the women with production and business skills, a steady income and access to affordable sanitary products to improve their menstrual health and hygeine.
Team Leader: Ragini Khanna
MyStreets, our local project in Canterbury, is training previously homeless individuals to serve as tour guides and give tourists their unique perspective of the city of Canterbury. We aim to re-integrate them into society whilst providing employability skills and work experience.
Team Leader: Michael
Our international project Cantuta, in Peru, is bringing the socially isolated elderly community together through our soap and honey enterprise by teaching them new skills, providing an additional source of income and helping them build social links in the community.
Team Leader: Queenethe Alade
Our project incubation team helps develop new project ideas before they officially launch as full fledged volunteer projects.
Team Leader: Jack Warner