The GK Enchanted Farm is Gawad Kalinga’s platform to raise social entrepreneurs, help our local farmers and create wealth in the countryside. As we learned that the road out of poverty is a continuing journey and therefore, providing homes is merely the beginning, we also realized that our country is abundant with resources (land included) that we can harness for every Filipino to continuously lead a life with dignity.
We envision the Enchanted Farm to be three things:
A Farm Village University
A Silicon Valley for Social Entrepreneurship
A Disneyland for Social Tourism
A FARM VILLAGE UNIVERSITY
Our country’s land area and tropical climate set us up to grow our own crops but instead we import 70% of our chocolate, milk and cheese demand, among others. If only we made productive use of our lands and started to hammer away and innovate on the structure that makes farming a discouraging venture, there’s no reason for any Filipino to be poor.
The village aspect of the Enchanted Farm lies in the belief that it is our disconnectedness from our land, from the poor, and even from one another through artificial barriers such as economic status, ‘public and private’ distinctions, that sustains poverty in the country. GK EF is one physical space where we can all come together and plant seeds of goodness side by side with the very poor whom we wish to help.
Our current educational system can do better in instilling appreciation for the agricultural industry and love for the poor. Coupling these two with the courageous spirit of an entrepreneur, the possibilities for our country become endless!
A SILICON VALLEY FOR SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
What Filipino entrepreneurs need today, especially young and rising ones, is an environment that will help bring their ideas to life and challenge them to aspire for greatest social impact. This means keeping connected to Community and gaining access to good mentoring, value-adding networking and basic facilities and resources – what the GK Enchanted Farm offers and even more!
A ‘DISNEYLAND’ FOR SOCIAL TOURISM
The GK Enchanted Farm, true to its name, shall enchant its visitors from all over Philippines and the rest of the world through lived stories not only of successful enterprise but also of concrete acts of caring and sharing. It is gearing up to house pioneer centers and social enterprises for sustainable development, farm high value crops and gather a robust selection of plant species. See for yourself and rediscover the beauty of the Philippines and the magic of being Filipino!
Source: Gawad Kalinga Website
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