Village Progress: Current Projects
Village Progress is working on four different projects:
- Green Cooking Project: Village Progress aims to combat environmental problems present in Lincang’s villages by equipping village families with super-efficient wood-burning stoves and solar cooking umbrellas. The Sustainable Village Cooking Project aims to curb deforestation, pollution and improve health conditions for families accustomed to cooking indoors.
- Multi-Media Village Education Project: By developing multi-media learning opportunities in Yunnan’s rural village schools, Village Progress aims to promote health initiatives and environmental awareness among youths. Utilizing art, acting, song, dance and photography, students will have the opportunity to create projects with the help of teachers and volunteers to share with classmates and the greater community.
- Village Basketball Court Renewal Project: Village basketball courts serve more than just as a playground for children, they are places where festivals are held and village meetings take place. By teaming up with sponsors and government leaders, Village Progress plans to support local efforts to repair and rebuild dilapidated courts.
- Bangdong Organic Coffee Project: The Bangdong Organic Coffee Farm Project aims to produce premium quality coffee without the use of polluting pesticides and fertilizers. The project will elevate incomes in village communities and have a positive social and environmental impact on the area.