Planting the Future

Started: 2012, still ongoing.

Planting the Future is a social project focused on changing the lives of rural farmers in Paraguay. This project was started in 2012 by students of the SIM program at the University of St. Gallen as part of the SIMagination Challenge, and has been carried on by generations of SIM students since. Our vision is to

"provide young Brazilians and Paraguayans with important skills and tools to improve their living conditions and to create perspective. For this, we partner up with regional individuals and institutions to ensure a sustainable scope for the project."

Planting the Future is a social project focused on increasing the living and educational standards of students and children in Latin America. This project started as a tree planting initiative in 2012. Prior teams developed it towards the direction of agricultural entrepreneurship and business education training. This year we will again visit a foster home in Pedro Juan Caballero and bring educational supplies and scarce materials. Furthermore, we will focus on a project in the brazilian side of the city to foster the development of an educational center. Targeting the regional youth, we will work together with existing projects to coach young brazilians and paraguayans and "build future together".

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Planting the Future team 2016 – 2017
Anna, Isabel, Alexander, Fabio, Anna, Jurij, Ann-Sophie & João