Customized service projects:

Unity provides a broad range of opportunities for individuals and groups to engage in sustainable development projects in various areas, including education, public health, and organic farming. The nature of the work depends on participants’ interests and skills as well as time frame, group size, and available opportunities.

 

The Approach:

We believe that understanding the culture of a people is the key to successful collaboration on development initiatives. Therefore, we encourage visitors engaging in service projects at Unity to learn about the local culture through language study and workshops (drumming, dancing, batik, glass beadmaking, etc.). In most cases, participants work directly on design and implementation with members of the communities in which they work. All projects are guided by the principles of permaculture, a design method emphasizing care for the earth and for all its inhabitants.

 

Current projects:

  •  Constructing a new toilet facility and rainwater harvesting system at the Kobina Ansa public primary school. Funding provided by Rotary International (Summer 2014)
  • Teaching small-scale sustainable farming methods to individual farmers and collectives from various regions of Ghana (ongoing).
  • Establishing a new biogas digester at Unity Ecovillage to produce fuel and fertilizer from “waste” (fall 2014).

 

Our team is ready to work with you on designing a meaningful project that is both meaningful to you and also helps to improve the quality of life in the region.

For more information contact: isaac@unityecovillage.org