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Boy Scout Pack 86 Food Collection: Brantlee U. - PMI Staff
Number of Hours Pledged: 75
SDGs Supported: #2 Zero Hunger, #3 Good Health and Well-Being
Country: United States
Summary: Local Boy Scout Pack 86 collected 1,000 pounds of food from generous neighbors during their fall service project to help families in need this holiday season.
The Co-Shamba Project: Angela M.
Number of Hours Pledged: 500
SDGs Supported: #1 No Poverty, #2 Zero Hunger, #5 Gender Equality, #7 Affordable and Clean Energy, #9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, #10 Reduced Inequality, #12 Responsible Consumption and Production, #13 Climate Action, #15 Life on Land, #17 Partnerships for the Goals
Summary: Africa has the youngest global population with nearly 60% being under 25 years old and the best-educated ever in the continent, yet jobs remain elusive and urbanization is on the rise. The Co-Shamba project is a digital platform that aims to connect youth from various regions within Africa and empowering climate change and Covid-19 recovery and resilient efforts among them. It brings together old traditions like village groups and indigenous farming practices with new opportunities like technology and climate science- to bridge the employment gaps of Africa’s marginalized and most vulnerable youth and provide them with the best rural alternative jobs to curb urbanization. The project strives to promote positive youth development.