Sustain Lift Kids Villages are economically, environmentally and socially self-sustaining. Lift Kids has developed a comprehensive model for sustainability, where progress is measured not only in economic terms; environmental, cultural, health and social factors are also considered. True sustainability requires consideration of Economics, Environment, Culture, Community, Health and Security.
Educate Each Lift Kids Village educates on both fundamental knowledge and specific vocational affairs, using curriculum in accordance with local government requirements and modified for a comprehensive range of learning , from sex education to social and emotional skills to health and nutrition. Classes are taught by credentialed teachers and are available, when appropriate, to children and adults outside the village, with the goal of instilling the importance of giving back and empowering others. Lift Kids reaches out to the local businesses and schools to create internship and mentorship opportunities.
ReplicateWe believe that a replicable model is the best approach to the enormous challenges faced throughout the developing world. Because it’s our model that’s replicable—as opposed to our physical building plans—we replicate outcomes instead of surroundings. This means we can move fast, create sustainable change, and ensure that our high standards are met, yet avoid the cookie-cutter philanthropy that so often alienates partners on the ground.
VolunteerLift Kids is an organization fueled by the enthusiasm of volunteers. Our volunteer network represents a broad range of talents and industries. Their expertise enables Lift Kids to develop and manage successful projects around the world. Lift Kids is different from other non-profits because we insist on a business centric approach. This means that you, as a volunteer, will be given the opportunity to lead the projects. You will build teams, apply your knowledge and be free to experiment in an unconventional environment. As you use your talents to make a difference in solving global issues, you, in turn, will gain valuable skills and experience. Lift Kids is about developing leaders, improving productivity, risk-taking, innovation and experiential learning. As a hands-on volunteer, you will acquire leadership ability, accelerate your career and discover new meaning and fulfillment in your life. You may even leave a legacy.
EmpowerLift Kids Villages teach both in the classroom and through the experience of working with each other and the village management, like a family. Each villager will be given a position of empowerment in running the village’s sustainability business and in maintaining the facilities. Additionally, we create a more intimate environment that reaches kids at a very individual and personal level. This combination of action and individual attention will help kids learn that they are important, that they should take pride in their community, and that they are capable of impacting their worlds. It is our hope that this empowerment will live long after kids graduate from our villages, urging them to leadership.
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