Guåhan Sustainable Culture
Educate. Cultivate. Nourish.
Guåhan Sustainable Culture (GSC) was recently awarded $49,836.00 under the Prugråman I Pinilan I Famagu’on Guahån Community Care & After School Grant Program.
“The funds will allow us to continue our Li’l Sprouts Academy Summer program again next year, providing a safe place for middle schoolers from around the island to learn new skills such as how to grow, harvest, and prepare fruits and vegetables while engaging in physical exercise and learning about healthy lifestyles,” said Marlyn Oberiano, GSC vice president.
Michelle Crisostomo, GSC President added, “We hope for this to be a signature program that we offer to families every year. It was very rewarding to see students go from caring for plants and animals, to being able to harvest and prepare food to share with fellow students and families, teaching them the importance of where their food comes from.”
Funding for the grant was provided utilizing Child Care Stabilization Grants appropriated in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act and authorized by the Honorable Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, Governor of Guam, pursuant to Executive order No. 2022-07
About Guåhan Sustainable Culture
Guåhan Sustainable Culture (formally organized as Oceanic Ascent, Education, Inc) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization recognized by the Guam Department of Revenue and Taxation and the US Internal Revenue Service.
GSC provides educational opportunities to people of all ages who are interested in learning about how to live more healthy and sustainable lives while being more food secure. GSC aims to protect our environment, reduce our community’s reliance on imported food, increase access to fresh local food, and nourish our people by engaging community members in cultivating self-sustaining food systems through small-scale family farms and gardens as well as community gardens.
For more information, please visit www.gusustainable.org.