Growing impact, driving change
From now on Leonidas is a proud member of the Cocoa Horizons Foundation. The Cocoa Horizons Foundation was created by Barry Callebaut to help shape a sustainable future for cocoa and chocolate.
Its mission: to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities through the promotion of sustainable, entre-preneurial farming, improved productivity, and community development.
The Cocoa Horizons Foundation serves as a new platform for chocolate companies and other contributors to invest in sustainable cocoa.
The vision of the project on thriving cocoa communities is one in which all children can attend school and are protected from harmful work. Together with partners, we promote the importance of schooling in our farmer training, and work with communities to raise awareness about child labor, better understand its causes, and develop constructive solutions.
52,637 Cocoa Horizons registered farmers (48,795 men, 3,442 women) across 628 villages.
1 school extension constructed, including 3 classrooms, 3 latrines, furniture and solar energy.
25 communities received school kits, benefiting 2,850 students.
6 women have participated in extensive agroforestry training and farm plot development; 54 are targeted for remainder of year.
28,386 Cocoa Horizons registered farmers (19,038 men and 9,348 women) across 1,040 villages in Ghana.
98.5% of previously registered farmers trained in child labor prevention In conjunction with the International Cocoa Initiative.
A pilot Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System will commence in the second half of the year.
1,500 Cocoa Horizons registered farmers across 15 villages.
65 classrooms constructed 1,000 desks delivered.
52 toilet stalls constructed.
6 teachers' offices built.
100% of farmers and 90 village coordinators received training on health issues.