From the start, the Noro Training Centre has been developed in a such a way as to be low cost, low maintenance and from sustainable materials.
- Timber is being sourced and milled locally
- Solar power – tapping into the tropical sun
- Rain water tanks
- Furniture where possible made on site with local materials
Ensuring the Centre is not forever reliant on outside funding is a crucial part of the decadal plan. These are some of the current concepts to help with this plan.
The first project will be a sawmill on site. This has already paid for itself and has provided the timber for the buildings completed to date. In the future it will provide a source of long term income for the Training Centre plus employment and training for local young men.
Noro town has a Tuna factory that employs almost 2000 women. Offering evening classes to support the needs and desires of these workers at a persaonal and professional level, increasing skills in literacy, computers, sewing and more will also provide an ongoing income stream for the Centre and again provide employment and training opportunities.
Being a rapidly developing port town, the opportunity to even create a boutique export product is also within the realms of possibility
In time it is hoped that local and overseas businesses will work in conjunction with the Noro Training Centre to create mutually beneficial opportunities