As a family living smack-dab in the middle of the city, we often wonder how our life would be if we lived in the province. When I was still a young child, my father worked as an agricultural lecturer for the Bruneian government, so our family was based in an agricultural training center, which was sort of like a farm.
I still fondly recall those days of walking around the grounds of the training center — to see the cows grazing in the fields, or look at the different trees and plants. My siblings and I also loved feeding the fish in the huge fish pond located near the entrance of the training center, and riding our bikes, or taking walks with my parents. Those days were full of meaningful childhood memories.
Now that I’m a mom, I want to expose my children to such experiences too. I want them to experience the beauty of nature, and to see how farm life can be fun and exciting. Thus I was glad to stumble upon an announcement on Gawad Kalinga (GK)’s website about the new summer camp programs at the GK Enchanted Farm Village.
The GK Enchanted Farm Village The GK Enchanted Farm Village is a 34-hectare prototype farm of Gawad Kalinga. Located an hour away from Manila in Angat, Bulacan, the farm is designed to become a Destination for Social Tourism, an Incubator for Social Business and a Community Platform for Social Education.
Built and co-managed by an international team of social entrepreneurs and innovators coming from different parts of the world, the farm is an avenue for learning about the realities on the ground beyond the classroom where people get to interact with other nationalities and cultures; learn about present and future issues, and create viable solutions with others.