The Draga Center takes care of adults and children and the project is to build a 30 square metre bee hive. Although the school already keeps sheep, goats and chickens, for many years the school wanted to erect a bee hive that would not only educate the children about the importance of keeping bee colonies, but could also create an income for the school. Two of the staff at the centre are trained bee keepers and the honey produced would be packed by residents and sold to the public. Sponsorship for each volunteer worker costs £2,000.
This project combines environmental and humanitarian aspects and is being run by trade show IMEX. Ex-staff member Jon Bradshaw has been driving the project.
Organisations that have agreed to send volunteers for the project in July are MCI Ovation, Silversea Cruises, Iceland Congress, Poland Convention Bureau and the Scottish Exhibition and Congress Centre.
MIMN executive committee member David Hackett said: “This is a highly sustainable project and we are delighted to support other friends in the industry in this work.”