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This project aims to build a girl’s dormitory in the largest town in a Togolese district. As many Togolese families do not believe that education for their daughters and sisters is a worthwhile investment, at a very young age girls find themselves in situations in which they lack any control. Families rarely think of girls as valued members of the community. This mindset, combined with extreme rural poverty, often results in girls being subjected to child trafficking or forced marriages (where girls are exchanged for money, goods or animals).
  
[[Image:Small_cucumber_plants.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Small cucumber plants in the province of Herrera in Panama planted by Peace Corps Volunteers.]]
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When families are unable to support their daughters financially to go to school or leave their villages, girls find other means to receive financial support. It is common for girls to meet older men who can support them financially, but at a price. Perhaps the girl will receive a room and food to eat but she will also be subject to the desires of the man at all times, leaving her little time to study, and giving her little agency in making wise decisions that would protect her from early pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, or HIV/AIDS. Furthermore, with only one high school in the geographically huge district, many girls from distant villages lack the means to move into town to attend high school. Discouraged by this lack of opportunity, they usually drop out of school and find themselves in one of the above-mentioned circumstances.
The Seeders program works to exchange forestry and agricultural seeds between volunteers in Panama.
 
  
==Seeders Program==
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The girl’s dormitory constructed for this project will house 38 girls each year who would otherwise be subjected to the above conditions. In the right environment these girls will succeed—they are intelligent, motivated and strong. The goals of the center do not stop with the 38 girls living there yearly—the girl’s dormitory will serve as a tangible reminder to the community that girl’s education is a worthwhile goal, worthwhile enough to have a large compound devoted to it.
 
 
Project contributors:
 
'''2008'''
 
*[[Thomas Morse]]
 
*[[Jame Atmos]]
 
 
 
'''2009'''
 
*[[Melissa Jacobs]]
 
*[[Jonathan Payne]]
 
 
 
 
 
===Vision of the Seeders Project===
 
 
 
To provide agricultural/forestry seeds to all nine providences where PCVs live, through regional meeting exchanges and individual PCV visits to office seed bank.
 
 
 
===Objectives of the Seeders Project===
 
[[Image:tomato.jpg|thumb|250px|right|Small tomato planted by a Peace Corps Volunteer in the province of Panama Este.]]
 
• To provide green manure seeds to support soil conservation, (such as Carnivalia and Macunna).
 
 
 
• To provide agricultural seeds to support home garden and demonstration plots, (such as [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomato tomato], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucumber cucumber], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radish radish], pepper, squash, bean, etc).
 
 
 
• To provide forestry seeds, including native and exotic tree species to support in timber plantation, aqueduct reforestation, and agro forestry systems, (such as Caoba, Roble, Arcasia, Guacapali).
 
 
 
===How it Works===
 
 
 
Before every regional meeting the seeders group prepares a tackle box by adding
 
forestry and agricultural seeds, labels, and a trimester newsletter "Seeders". 
 
A box is taken to each regional meeting where volunteers are free to exchange seeds.
 
The box is then returned to the office and the seeds are stored in the refrigerator.
 
 
 
===When Exchanging Seeds===
 
 
 
When leaving seeds in the box or the refrigerator remember to add the following information about the seeds:
 
 
 
What type of seed, Who collected the seed, Where was the seed collected, Date of collection
 
 
 
===Contact Seeders===
 
 
 
To request seeds or information on reforestation or family gardening send an email to the Seeders: SeedersPCP@gmail.com. 
 
 
 
===[[Seed Saving and Collecting]]===
 
 
 
For information on seed saving check out our document on [[Seed Saving and Collecting]].
 
 
 
== Planting ==
 
 
 
'''Specific information on planting, care, harvest and seed saving for each vegetable:'''
 
 
 
asparagus — el espárrago, los espárragos
 
 
 
[[basil - la albahaca]]
 
 
 
[[cucumber — el pepino]]
 
 
 
[[kale]]
 
 
 
[[okra — el quingombó]]
 
 
 
[[peas — los guisantes, la arvejas, los chícharos]]
 
 
 
[[rosemary - el romiro]]
 
 
 
[[squash - el zapallo]], la auyama
 
 
 
[[thyme — el tomillo]]
 
 
 
[[tomato — el tomate]]
 

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This project aims to build a girl’s dormitory in the largest town in a Togolese district. As many Togolese families do not believe that education for their daughters and sisters is a worthwhile investment, at a very young age girls find themselves in situations in which they lack any control. Families rarely think of girls as valued members of the community. This mindset, combined with extreme rural poverty, often results in girls being subjected to child trafficking or forced marriages (where girls are exchanged for money, goods or animals).

When families are unable to support their daughters financially to go to school or leave their villages, girls find other means to receive financial support. It is common for girls to meet older men who can support them financially, but at a price. Perhaps the girl will receive a room and food to eat but she will also be subject to the desires of the man at all times, leaving her little time to study, and giving her little agency in making wise decisions that would protect her from early pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, or HIV/AIDS. Furthermore, with only one high school in the geographically huge district, many girls from distant villages lack the means to move into town to attend high school. Discouraged by this lack of opportunity, they usually drop out of school and find themselves in one of the above-mentioned circumstances.

The girl’s dormitory constructed for this project will house 38 girls each year who would otherwise be subjected to the above conditions. In the right environment these girls will succeed—they are intelligent, motivated and strong. The goals of the center do not stop with the 38 girls living there yearly—the girl’s dormitory will serve as a tangible reminder to the community that girl’s education is a worthwhile goal, worthwhile enough to have a large compound devoted to it.