Humanitarian and Youth Programs


December 2022
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

Religious Youth Service

RYS Helps Set up Cattle Farm for Catholic Girls' Home in Suriname

start stop bwd fwd

Saramacca, Suriname - The Maria Internaat, is a girls' home run by Catholic nuns in Suriname. On September 18-20, 2009, RYS alumni collaborated with the Suriname Youth Parliament to assist the nuns in setting up a cattle farm. The land for the farm was still in its rustic state and the temperature was a high 40?c during the day and 9? to 0?c at nights. The participants prepared tools for the job including chain saws, machetes, water boots and insect repellant. There was a participant assigned to the job of "animal predator outlook."

As the work began, the volunteers were totally unable to see the sky through the trees; however, after a few hours of tree-cutting, the clear blue sky finally revealed itself and the big sun came shining through. The participants worked tirelessly to clear two acres of jungle as the foundation for a cattle farm. After two full days of work, the jungle undergrowth was completely cleared away and the land ready to accommodate the farm and cows.

The participants took an afternoon off and enjoyed the evening in Groeningen by the Surinamese River.

The farmland was then handed over by RYS Alumnus/Youth Parliamentarian Raynell Fraser.

September 18-20, 2009


If you find this page helpful and informative please consider making donation. Your donation will help Universal Peace Federation (UPF) provide new and improved reports, analysis and publications to you and everyone around the world.

UPF is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible in the United States. Receipts are automatically provided for donations of or above $250.00.

Donate to the Universal Peace Federation: Your donation to support the general programs of UPF.

Donate to the Religious Youth Service (RYS): Your donation will be used for service projects around the world.

Donate to UPF's Africa Projects: Your donation will be used for projects in Africa.