PERMACULTURE CAREER EDUCATION CLUB
Due to a lack of experiential education, employment and start-up opportunities, unemployment rates among Ghanaian youths are high.
Many young adults lack the guidance and support that would allow them to thrive and create abundance in their own lives and those around them. They resort to taking jobs that do not utilise their capabilities and potential, simply to make some money to sustain their day to day lives.
Our work with PCEC believes that these issues can be overcome through practical education and informed guidance.
WHAT DO YOU DO AT THE
PERMACULTURE CAREER EDUCATION CLUB?
THROUGH THE PCEC WE TEACH
Practical permaculture and permaculture enterprise
This includes offering accredited Permaculture Design Courses, empowering students to apply permaculture principles to their lives and livelihoods. We encourage students to be innovative, forging a path in sustainable enterprise, working towards a financially stable future.
Several students have continued to study with us, becoming educators and facilitators at GPI.
We offer students the opportunity to gain their full Permaculture Diploma whereby they will study at GPI for two years, working hand in hand with local communities, integrating the academic work into their lives and sharing it with those who do not yet have this knowledge.
Another aspect of this work is the
School Gardens Project
GPI have trained 10 staff members who now teach permaculture in 10 local schools. We have worked to establish gardens in each institution, sharing both theoretical and practical knowledge with the children. These gardens allow the schools to grow nutritional crops to support the healthy diet of students and teachers. Some schools also cultivate cash crops which help to secure vital funds needed for the ongoing running of the school.
We organise an annual permaculture quiz, inviting students to visit the GPI site where we offer more demonstrations and awards to participating schools.
We also offer
Sharing essential knowledge about common illnesses and disease. We teach students preventative measures and the knowledge to recognise symptoms.
Self-worth and leadership training
Helping children to see themselves as worthy and valuable individuals at an early age. This assists in creating cycles of abundance and encourages young Ghanaians to recognise their potential and capabilities.