Investing in the sustainable development of communities suffering from abject poverty through the provision of a hand up rather than a hand out.
THE NON PROFIT ARM OF ECOPLANET BAMBOO
Our vision is to better the lives of individuals and communities within all areas of the world that EcoPlanet Bamboo operates in. We have invested in the sustainable development of these communities since the first day of operation of each bamboo plantation, with a mission to lead people out of poverty and provide better and sustainable lives for generations to come.
EcoPlanet Foundation works via three mechanisms:
(1) Quarterly community days - tangible projects that can better the lives of our target communities;
(2) Community development plans - longer term projects focused on sustainably developing our target communities;
(3) Training & awareness days - special events targeting trainings and a focus on environmental education.
All projects are decided upon by a community led stakeholder forum, following the principals of free and prior informed consent. Each community is responsible for prioritization of their own needs every calendar year, in conjunction with local and traditional leadership developing upon the unique culture and context of each country.
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