Volunteers have been the backbone of Tuburan since the school began.
Filipino and foreign volunteers who resonate with Tuburan’s advocacy have helped with clearing the access road, planting vegetables, making puppets, creating crafts for school festivals, washing the dishes, marketing, cooking, cleaning-up, fixing the classrooms, holding concerts, managing school orientations and more.
Volunteers don’t even need to go far. They can stay home and turn their birthdays into fundraisers or hold concerts for the benefit of Tuburan – like some have already done.
In February 2014, five students from the International Youth Initiative Program, stayed for more than a week at Tuburan Institute, Inc. They applied what they learned in YIP about permaculture and built several vegetable plots for Tuburan.
As these pictures show, their work involved foraging for organic matter – leaves, branches, mud, earth – from around the school.
Thank you Kalani, Marion, Felix, Nil, and Lulu! We enjoyed your presence and admire your passion to find your purpose in life!
The International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) is a holistic educational program that strengthens young people’s capacity to take initiative in the face of current global challenges. 20-40 participants aged 18 to 28, from all over the world, live and learn together for 10 months in Järna, Sweden.
The purpose of the International Youth Initiative Program is to foster in young people a holistic understanding of the current challenges humanity faces and to empower them to use entrepreneurial principles and skills to create initiatives and change within themselves that meet these challenges while practising collaboration and moral integrity.
For more information about YIP, visit http://yip.se