Farmer-to-Farmer is a USAID-funded initiative, which sends American agricultural/agribusiness experts to developing countries to offer technical assistance to our host organizations. These trips are volunteer-based, but all trip-related expenses are covered by CNFA, and typically last between two and three weeks.
Frei Giorgio Zulianello Center is a professional training center for orphans aged 18 years old and younger. Frei Giorgio Zulianello is funded by the Ministry of Social Reintegration (MINARS) and the National Institution for Child Assistance and is supervised and sponsored by the Catholic Church. The 14 employees at this center work extensively with the 54 children, mentoring and educating them on various topics. Nutrition, sanitation, and healthy eating habits are all important lessons this center wants to teach its children.
Frei Giorgio Zulianello requests a F2F volunteer to provide training to the adult employees on basic concepts of food nutrition and its relation to agriculture, how to prepare nutrition packages for the children to prevent malnutrition, and the importance of food safety and hygiene to improve sanitation. Through the volunteer assistance, Frei Giorgio Zulianello also hopes to dissemination information on nutrition and community health to the greater M’Banza Kongo area.
- Increased knowledge of nutrition by the center’s employees and children and increased interest in consuming a healthier diet filled with a variety of vegetables, fruits and legumes
- Increased knowledge of nutrition by the centers’ cooks to assure a balanced diet and good health of workers and children
Desired Qualifications of Volunteer
- Extensive experience on social assistance
- Practical experience in food nutrition improvement
- Previous experience working with rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa is preferred
- Must be citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.