Community Learning and Sharing Centre (CLS)
Community involved are among the farmers in our farmer project. We have been helping the farmers in channeling their fresh produce from their villages to the market. With our help, there has been an increase in their farming activities which contributes to their household income. Major problem faced by these communities are unmarketable crops due to their appearance which result to food waste.
We strive to reduce surplus food wastage by turning them into long-shelf life products.
To equipped rural women with skills in making processed food Raise awareness on sustainable food supply chain to prevent surplus food waste
Bidayuh tribe in Padawan villages
Indigenous farmers, rural women and single mothers.
Banana, Pineapple, Baby Corn etc.
CLS as a space for the community to produce long shelf-life banana chips products in alternative of selling the fresh produce.
- To set up a community learning and sharing (CLS) centre in Padawan villages.
- To train and empower women in contributing to increase their household income
- To nurture and empower rural women with banana chips and other food products making skills and basic entrepreneurship development courses.
What are the Benefits?
Gain profit from business
Sales contribute to community fund
To replicate the CLS model to other communities.
Setting up CLS
Drafting and planning with local community on the location and detail outline of the CLS centre
Meeting with the committees of the village to brief and discuss on the suitable location, existing tools that can be contributed from the communities etc.
Drafting and planning with community on the user policy and maintenance of the CLS centre
Discussion with the village head on responsibilities by both parties (i.e. security, maintenance etc), finalized User Policy of the CLS with the community and signing consent letter.
Preparation and set up the CLS centre
Using a portable cargo container customly designed into a presentable community kitchen fully equipped with manual
Recruitment on women participants
Recruitment talks in villages involved will be organized to explain the detailed planning and suitable participants will be adopted in this project throughout the workshop for further training
Banana chips making and entrepreneurship learning module and workshop
2 skilled staff will be allocated to be rotated throughout the CLS to help in delivering the skill set transfer and time-to-time product development