We all have experienced moments where we ask ourselves
"how far we will go to chase our dreams?"
The distances we travel and the lengths we go are immeasurable, in hopes that we end up just one step closer. For us, the dream is to open an agricultural animal sanctuary which also promotes the advancement of education and employability in Fife.
How we plan to achieve this dream:
This will be a brief example of our programs and charitable aims which will be broken down into three categories, which makes up our purpose of promoting a sustainable society. On the "The Plan" tab there will be more details. We will achieve this by running programs that help improve the:
The advancement of environmental protection and animal welfare.
At our core we are an animal sanctuary and will be working to rescue, rehabilitate, and when possible, rehome non-human animals from the agricultural industry. These non-human animals will not produce any products or services, and no pressure will be put on them to interact with the public, but will be aids for marketing material (appearing in social media posts and on the website) and will take part in our educational programs.
As we build, we will be doing so in a sustainable way which will involve renewable energy and recycled material for infrastructure while promoting these processes to the community. The waste from the animals will also be repurposed to produce byproducts like fertilizer and usable gases.
The advancement of citizenship and community development.
We will be providing opportunities for work experience, education, training, and qualifications for the community of Fife, and providing a service with our capacities to run retreats which will increase tourism in the area. The training and education will revolve around animal care, hospitality, and event management with SQA qualifications and work experience. We will also be collaborating with local universities and charities to offer more programs to the community to help develop a sense of comradery.
We will be hosting and facilitating retreats and events on the property to both secure the sustainability of the charity and help achieve our charitable aims, with glamping pods and facilities able to be rented out to the public when not booked to bring in extra income that will be repurposed and used to support other aims of the origination. All income made from these glamping pods and retreats will go directly back into the charity to maintain these services and insure the animals have a high quality of life.
The prevention of poverty and the advancement of education.
By providing after-school care, support for students with barriers to learning, and courses that help those who need more than the normal schooling system can offer we hope to inspire groups of people to redevelop a love for education and improve mental health while doing so. Our training, work placement, CV writing, and experience gained by working with us will also improve employment prospects which will prevent or relieve a major cause of poverty.
With these programs we hope to improve mental health, education, employability, and help seek out job opportunities while offering a references which we believe are major causes of non-generational poverty. There are many disadvantages that work in a circular process making it almost impossible for individual to break free from the cycle of poverty and we want to a source of outside intervention to help break this cycle.