Garden Based Learning Program
In 2015, Create Purpose launched the first phase of the Science curriculum with a Garden Based Learning pilot program in one orphanage based on the proven methodology of STEAM Learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math) using Project Based Learning principles. This approach teaches children life skills that help them overcome poverty and pursue their purpose. The program helps our children to learn the basics of today’s complex food systems and where they fit into the systems while incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. We teach foundational skills of organic gardening and how to grow and harvest food that will come from their garden. Create Purpose is working collaboratively within the Tijuana community and the children are understanding the benefits of a network of support.
Our technology program is a lean-in, practical approach to providing Orphans and Vulnerable Children with the tools for computer literacy and beyond. Using existing technology education platforms, local Tijuana experts in technology join forces with San Diego technology specialists to bring this one-of-a-kind learning experience to the children.
Along with Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF) and Culinary Art School, we launched our first series of workshops that focuses on providing nutrition training for caretakers of orphanages. Our first group of students are going through a nutrition certification series where they will learn best practices for healthy eating when caring for a multitude of children. With this first group, there are 6 orphanages that represent over 450 children.