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Mexico Child Link Trust

UK registered Charitable Trust with a project in Puebla, Mexico for abandoned and orphan children with learning disability. The project is based on a small farm where the children live in two purpose built adobe houses and learn about sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry.
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80 Locksley Park
Belfast , BT10 0AS
United Kingdom
Contact Person: Jonathan Getty
Phone: 44 (028) 90622239
Fax: 44 (028) 90622239
E-Mail: mexicochildlink@compuserve.com
Website: http://www.mexico-child-link.org

Detailed Information:
Twelve abandoned children have lived in the community since 1995, rescued from correction centres or the street. The project has been planned to avoid institutionalization wherever possible. This can be seen in the design of the adobe houses, which allow the children personal space rather than confining them to dormitories. Adobe is an environmentally friendly building technique as local low cost materials are used.
The houses incorporate solar panels for heating water and a biological sewage treatment system.
The children and young people, all of whom have learning disability, learn practical skills on the farm. They look after a flock of over 60 Pelibuey sheep and a programme is underway to improve the genetics through the addition of a Romanov-Dorper Ram to the flock. The aim is to establish the farm as a resource for the local community by showing that a wide range of crops can be grown other than the traditional maize. The focus of the farm is self-sufficiency rather than commercial production.

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