Tons of Hope is committed to making every penny count, and to local capacity building. During the planning and installation, Sextant provides a couple of volunteer experts (electricians and carpenters are our top priority) who not only ensure the highest quality installation but who also train the local staff in the community. In effect, when we leave, the community owns and understands the systems.
Sextant uses the “volunteer vacations” model. We work hard with our volunteers to find the right balance between out of pocket costs, and providing a real world, community benefit experience. We don’t have a formula but if you have the skills, we’d love to hear from you.