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Isolated Community Service Centers
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STATED GOALS AND PURPOSES OF THE ISOLATED COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTERS AND WHOLE SYSTEM SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • The incremental and complete eradication of poverty within the Philippines and around the world

  • The provision of Free Vocational, Technical and Scholastic Educational Opportunities for the people of the Philippines and around the world

  • The provision of Employment and Employment Opportunities for the people of the Philippines and around the world

  • The provision of safe and secure housing for the people of the Philippines and around the world

  • The provision of readily accessible, contemporary, Emergency and Non-Emergency Medical Facilities for the people of the Philippines and around the world

  • The Provision of Disaster Relief Supplies, Finances and other means as may be required to respond to disaster whether natural or otherwise for the people of the Philippines and around the world

  • The implementation of Disaster Relief and Disaster Mitigation Programs throughout the Philippines and around the world

  • The provision of the means to research and develop methods of Sustainable Development with a focus on an increased symbiotic (and mutually beneficial) relationship between humans, the environment and necessary interactions between the twain and other environmental concerns for the benefit of mankind

  • The establishment of global protocols for Sustainable Development and assisting in the establishment of Global Standards of and for Sustainable Development in all areas of human growth and development

  • To plan, design and implement Humanitarian, Financial and Economic Programs within the Philippines and globally for the complete eradication of poverty and the introduction of truly Sustainable Development and working models thereof

  • The establishment of viable means of Sustainable, Alternative Energy for the people of the Philippines and around the world

  • The establishment of Integrated and Adaptive Community Service Centers and Community Developments for the purposes of the provision of the basic necessities of life and real-world opportunities for the underclass citizens of the world

  • To assist in the establishment of global standards for Community and Infrastructural Development in a truly sustainable manner

  • To provide long-term, effective and meaningful solutions to the root causes of Poverty and to eliminate the root cause while at the same time, alleviating the detrimental impact of the individual symptoms of impoverishment

  • To reduce levels of stored waste to a statistical anomaly and effectively establish Zero Percent Waste within the Philippines and throughout the world

  • To introduce viable, localized provision of alternative energy systems without the need to utilize an unstable and vulnerable electrical grid system

  • To provide safe and sanitary, potable water supplies and proper waste water treatment plants and facilities throughout the Philippines and around the world

  • To provide for equal opportunity for all people of the world, without purporting to guarantee an equality of results, as individual results will be based on individual efforts and must not punish the successful through excessive financial burdens, but at the same time, should offer every opportunity for the individual to improve their personal situation in life

  • To provide Systemic Solutions to global issues and concerns that are complex and systemic in nature, in such a way so as to provide for viable, long-term and effective results, solving the underlying causes in addition to alleviating the individual symptoms for the impoverished people of the world in particular and ultimately, for all humanity

  • The establishment of a fully symbiotic relationship by and between humanity and the environment

ABOUT THE ISOLATED COMMUNITY SERVICE CENTERS

The Isolated Community Service Centers, are in effect, smaller, more localized versions of the larger Community Developments.

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BRIEF INTRODUCTION

The Isolated Community Service Centers (or ICSC) are designed to provide electrical power, refrigeration and even food and jobs to the local communities in addition to the potential for creating a sufficient amount of positive cash proceeds to provide for the offsetting of additional costs for the Barangay or local area governments. These facilities shall be built within the local Barangays in more isolated regions of the Philippines where power, refrigeration and other utilities may be difficult to stabilize and/or there are limited numbers of opportunities for work and as a result, larger numbers of people dependent on social assistance. Food produced on-site can be distributed among the poor people of the area supported with surplus products being sold to aid in offsetting costs of the local governing body.

Initial plans call for the inclusion of a piggery for five hundred breeder sows, a minimum of ten thousand chickens and other fowl for breeding and harvest, in addition to agricultural efforts to include vertical farming replete with fish growth farms at the bottom which create a more symbiotic system for the vertical farming above. Care must be taken so as not to flood the local markets, devaluing existing products and harming those who make a living from the same goods at the local level. Thus, excess goods will be utilized for local school feeding programs, feeding the indigent and homeless, likely through the current efforts of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, and further expanded into full commercial venues owned by the foundation that will provide paying jobs for the formerly indigent and added marketing ability for the products in addition to funding the foundation and the continuation and expansion of social assistance programs.

The project is fully scale-able and will produce a sufficient amount of power to fully power the entire barangay. Rather than being tied into the grid, all power and utilities will be isolated and maintenance levels are minimal with backup power being available at such times as the maintenance is taking place.

COMMUNITY BENEFIT

Community Benefits include the provision of healthy, fresh foods to the local underclass citizens incapable (for whatever reason) of providing for themselves. Facilities will provide safe, clean refrigeration and cooking facilities even for those citizens who cannot afford such equipment. Facilities will provide both jobs and training for local persons including training in more sustainable and efficient techniques for raising livestock and agricultural pursuits. The facilities will provide more than adequate power to isolated locations where stable electrical power is currently difficult if not impossible to obtain. Further training will consist of basic life skills including language, reading, writing, computer skills, food handling and storage and even the utilization of the modern equipment made available to the local citizenry in order to provide them with a safe and productive means of conducting such basic tasks as laundry without endangering the local aquifers or agricultural pursuits.

The presence of the food preparation and food storage centers for the local population, including those who live outside of the ICSC as this is one of the driving factors for the continuation of poverty. The inability of the already impoverished to adequately prepare and store their harvests, forces them to sell everything at greatly discounted rates for immediate sales, without the ability to wait for full retail or even wholesale markets to be made available to them. These programs will include not only the requisite education regarding food storage, but also the actual storage facilities including both dry and refrigerated storage areas, divided and compartmentalized and made available to the local community members. This may further be augmented by the introduction of a local Co-Op or Cooperative that will allow for the goods to be marketed at more livable wholesale prices.

Additional paid educational and training opportunities will be made available through other life skills programs, including some corporate ventures as shall be undertaken by the Foundation within the Isolated Community Service Centers. These will include the construction company that will be tasked with building the homes and other facilities on site, in addition to within the local communities. Additional courses will be offered, featuring the local practices in addition to more commonly held and in-demand international standards as the means to conduct these courses become more readily available. Among these will be the requisite skills for maintaining the Isolated Community Service Center itself.

The Isolated Community Service Centers are not being established in their early stages to provide advanced medical care facilities or educational institutions, but rather to focus on the immediate and long-term improvement of the local median quality of life in addition to providing real-world training and opportunities through business ventures as shall be established by the foundation. These business ventures, though owned by a Not-For-Profit or NFP, shall pay taxes in accordance with generally accepted accounting practices, though a minimum of eighty percent of the net proceeds will be returned to the foundations (after the return of payment to the initial investor(s) for the purpose of the continual financial support of both the foundation and the ever-expanding social assistance programs of the foundation for and on behalf of the local population, to be extended outwards encompassing a larger group of beneficiaries as resources and opportunities allow. The corporate by-laws and corporate structure, in addition to the by-laws of the foundation and its structure, will demand the presence of at least one representative of the beneficiaries to be included in the Board of Directors in a voting capacity so as to ensure that there remains a viable and enforceable voice of the people at the upper administrative and executive level at all times. The foundation will merely take its place as the primary voting member of the board, in the same fashion as any primary investor would when new business interests are established … to be established only within the set rules of the foundation, inclusive of the requisite by-laws in order to ensure the direct and tangible benefit for the beneficiaries of the social assistance programs.

ENERGY RESOURCES

In the early phases of operations, the focus will be on the utilization of solar powered generators in combination with propane and/or natural gas. The natural gas will be obtained through more traditional digesters and composters utilizing the waste from the livestock on site. The amount of methane or natural gas generated will increase as the amount of livestock onsite increases with ongoing breeding programs and the introduction of other organic materials as shall be introduced into the digesters. Natural gas will be piped on site, allowing for the NG or natural gas to be utilized directly for the continual operation of generators, refrigeration and freezer units, cooking in stoves and ovens on site and may also be used for a fuel source for some vehicles and even lighting as may be beneficiary. As the natural gas fuel cells become more readily available, these would likely be introduced in the form of 25KW fuel cells that would effectively serve four to five individual homes on site. The only readily available alternative at present are the MicroTurbine forced propane systems and the efficiency levels on the units that have been found at present are effectively inefficient units that will not adequately serve the requisite functions within the Isolated Community Service Centers. The Solar Powered Generators will be utilized primarily for low-amperage systems such as lighting and other similar uses that do not require heating elements or a dead short to ground.

FOOD FORESTS AND AGRICULTURAL PURSUITS

The creation of the food forests as envisioned at present remains slightly controversial as it is designed to replace entire existing natural ecosystems with new man-made natural ecosystems (and yes that is exactly what the Food Forests are in reality) that are more directly beneficial to the ICSC and the surrounding community. The food forests will generally take somewhere around eight years before they become overly productive and sufficient to meet the needs of the ICSC alone, and will not be fully mature for an estimated fifteen years. However, once full maturity has been reached, these food forests should provide not only a sufficient level of produce for the local ICSC, but a sufficient amount to further supplement the local community and actively engage the local markets. Excess produce can also be utilized with the feeding programs for the indigent and for the local schools where budgets are extremely limited and feeding programs are not often available at all.

The food forests will be supplemented through the introduction of additional agricultural programs, the most prevalent of which will be the introduction of the Paulownia trees in a more controlled environment, jute and other crops that are beneficial in numerous ways. These will also be supplemented through the introduction of semi-hermetic environmental greenhouses that will serve as a means to introduce new farming techniques that greatly enhance the yield per acre (hectare) farmed. Among the most prevalent crops will be corn, sugar cane, rice and other local staples. These will further be supplemented through the continued expansion of the livestock until such a time as the desired levels have been reached. The livestock at present will consist of goats, chicken, turkeys, ducks, geese, pigs and potentially a limited introduction of more “exotic” livestock. Cattle are not overly beneficial unless there is a substantial area of land that can be established and partitioned for the requisite rotation involved with raising cattle. The cattle if introduced at all, may be best restricted to the cattle stations in Western Australia. This would allow for cross-cultural work programs and add substantially more potential corporate entities into the fold, further increasing the economic and financial sustainability of the ICSC and the expanded funding of operations and the introduction of new programs and benefits for the people as net proceeds increased.

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ADAPTIVE APPROACH

This paper is by necessity, a very limited and restrictive overview, though the actual business model can be custom tailored, in this case, to meet the individual needs of the investor and/or investment group. The adaptive nature is requisite in the design not only for the sake of original investments and the ROI but also to retain the ability to establish similar facilities across the world, regardless of social, cultural, historical or other limitations and restrictions as may normally be associated with such programs. Among the most notable is the inclusion of pigs that must be replaced, generally through the introduction of cattle and/or goats in Muslim regions. Thus, the final approach must be included in the final negotiations with the investor(s) and/or investment group so that it can be tailored not only to the location as shall be settled upon for construction, but also in regards to any restrictions as may be in place in such locations and in order to meet the needs of the investor(s) and/or investment group.

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