Organic Farming for Vulnerable Youth

Offers a residential training program in organic farming for vulnerable youth in Indonesia to lead independent and sustainable lives.


The Learning Farm

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Market of Implementation

  • Indonesia


The Learning Farm target group is categorized as “youth at risk”. They are between 15-25 years old who reside on the streets, school dropouts, have been exposed to conflicts and natural disaster, live in pockets of poverty, or have no access to jobs. They come from a diverse range of cultural, educational and religious backgrounds and are drawn from almost every province in Indonesia, from big cities such as Jakarta and Bandung to remote area such as the jungle of Jambi, peripheral islands of Maluku and Papua. Also unaccompanied youth refugees from Afghanistan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Pakistan.


TLF provides vulnerable youth with life skill education by using organic farming as the main method of learning. We teach and develop them through 100-day residential program where the students will learn and train to become more independent and contributing members to their communities. During the process, the students are expected to develop their character through embracing life values: integrity, responsibility, initiative, discipline, caring and teamwork. They also learn basic life skills such as English, computer, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, interpersonal communication, etc. We have been empowering Indonesian women to join the program since 2010. For each batch, we have 40 students where the maximum 25% of them are women students. At the moment, we have 110 women alumni across Indonesia as well as the refugee women alumni. Most of them return to their village after completing the program.

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