828 million people go to bed hungry every night, let's change this together

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THE NWKids are a group of adventurous youth volunteers who use a unique blend of science, art
and modern technology to grow food for communities in need and visually transform urban areas.

WHO ARE WE

NWKids is a group of adventurous youth volunteers who use a unique blend of science,art
and modern technology to grow food for communities in need and visually transform urban areas.

What started as a local youth movement of young artist,urban gardeners and volunteers from northwest Washington State blossomed into a much larger vision. With your support we connect with like minded non profits to promote programs for food security, environmental awareness,soil restoration and youth development in several parts of the world.

What we do

We work together with our network of teachers, farmers, scientist and similar non profits to test and explore chemical free methods of agriculture, soil restoration and renewable energy in urban areas. So far we have successfully experimented with techniques such as Jadam Agriculture , Biochar, Green Manure, Fogponics, Kratky and aquaponics

We also build commercial  Rocket ovens for baking fresh bread and work with local fruit vendors to squeeze fresh nutritious juice for children and seniors in the  community.

With your help we can continue our mission  to provide food security, awareness  and education  to those in need.

Current Projects

Indigo Azul (“Blue Indigo”)

The “Indigo Azul” Project is a demonstration Food Forest and Learning center for youth being built in Jalisco MX on 1.5 acres of tropical growing space with room for up to 15 volunteers .

THE NORTH WEST KIDS in Seattle,WA USA has collaborated with the INDIGO AZUL FOUNDATION in Jalisco,MX to demonstrate low cost and simple methods to grow nutritious produce for the community. We use simple technologies to grow food, to purify water, and restore the damage done to the native soils. Our programs are centered around youth development ,food production,clean water technology, language acquisition and soil restoration. All of our efforts are in alignment with at least 1 or more of the United Nations 17 sustainable goals.

Indigo Azul Project Mission
This project will provide clean water, fresh produce and a safe place to play, for the 15-30 children in the Paso De Guayabo neighborhood of Puerto Vallarta, MX. Volunteers from both organizations will work to integrate simple methods and low cost technologies that can be used to grow food in the community ,restore the native soils and prevent flooding. With your help and support this location will serve as a blueprint for future projects as well as a working model for ongoing research and education.

WHY FOOD

According to the World Food Program, over 828 million people go to bed hungry every night, A total of 50 million people in 45 countries are teetering on the edge of famine.

For many people all over the world sustainable access to nutritious produce can change everything.
Our mission is providing that access.

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Over 20 Million children in Mexico live in extreme poverty. 25% of the population is without access to food. A staggering 52% are without access to clean drinking water. Lack of these basic essentials leads to a spiral effect of malnutrition, dental problems, dehydration and disease. Our youth volunteers are currently collaborating with The Indigo Azul Project in Jalisco, MX to build a sustainable food forest in the Community of Paso De Guayabo MX.

In 2021, 33.8 million Americans, including 9.3 million children, lived in food-insecure households according to the USDA. Huge sections of minorities and low income families live in what are now referred to as food deserts. The Culture Shock Program allows our youth volunteers to experience different cultures and places at home and abroad, where they use the skills they have learned in our programs to be of service to hunger affected communities and humanitarian projects.

The FAO has stated that numbers of food instability are increasing year by year instead of dropping. There are multiple factors involved such as climate change, poverty,damaged soils, poor environmental policies, basic lack of awareness and several other factors.
Current studies from the United Nations show nearly 690 million people are in situations of extreme hunger.Thats an alarming 8.9 percent of the world population.

These conditions are disturbing and they deserve a committed response. We are now living in a time with the technologies and the capacity to make this a reality for every human being . If we take action now, and act responsibly, we have a chance to be part of the generation that will can things around. At NwKids we consider this both our privilege and our responsibility .

WHY SOIL

To put it simply soil is the basis of all human life and existence here on earth. The food that sustains our very lives is directly connected to the health of our agricultural lands. Part of our mission is to advocate and bring awareness to this global issue. Without intervention, we are now on a irresponsible and scary path to completely depleting the very soils that feed our planet within as little as 60 years. This is an issue that should unite us and not divide us. With more people becoming aware and bringing attention to this issue, we can campaign for sustainable policies in every nation to protect this precious resource.

Our youth are taught how to create awareness projects that encourage law makers and political leaders to create policies that will conserve and rejuvenate our planets soil .This is not a small task, We accept the Challenge. We feel a deep individual and generational responsibility to leave the planet in a better condition than it was when we arrived. Join us as we work together to build  food security for those in need and regenerate our soils for present and future generations.

Programs

Culture Shock Program by THE NORTH WEST KIDS
The Culture Shock Program is a pilot program made up of youth volunteers from around the globe. Our team of youth are each trained in different subjects such as Soil restoration, foreign languages, culture awareness,renewable energy,alternative food production,clean water technologies ,agroforestry and first aid. As they have the resources and knowledge to come together and help create food security in affected communities across the globe.

Common skills learned in our programs:

Alternative agricultural methods

Language and communication skills (multilingual approach)

Recycling and re-purposing waste products

Cultural awareness and respect

Water Filtration and purification Biochar production

Sustainable energy production (wind | solar | biofuels | DC powered lighting and systems )

Agroforestry and carbon capture with fast growing trees and bamboo

Biogas production

For more info on these above technologies and how they can be used click on the links below.
Jadam Agriculture , Biochar, Green Manure, Fogponics, Kratky and Aquaponics