The Bio-Centre Initiative helps create open-defecation free urban neighborhoods through offering a menu of cashless payments, sanitation financing, and making sanitation facilities affordable.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The response was positive from both the champions and the few people who have already signed up for the policy and ensuring they are prepared for any future anticipated risk. Umande Trust is honored to be part of the solution to the many stranded residents in these informal settlements. They will now be able to give their departed loved ones a decent send off. In case of any injuries or disabilities, they are also able to cater for a great percentage of their medical bills. It was once more a successful value addition training by Umande Trust and Citadel.
Friday, September 25, 2015
Who said a child cannot take care and nurture another; well it has been such an amazing week of adopting a tree. #youth baton has been running an “Adopt a Tree Week” campaign concurrently with youths in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mozambique and Kenya seeking to emphasize the importance of trees in schools and the general environment. Each student was given a chance to adopt a tree and taken through the process of planting and nurturing it to its full growth.
Given the tremendous Deforestation in Kenya, The campaign was aimed at instilling into the students at an early age the environmental importance of planting trees around us. The campaign was not restricted only to schools but also institutions like churches, organizations and individuals. The exercise was conducted in partnership with Kenya Forest Service-KFS (Samuel Wachira) and Umande Trust who coordinated the whole 5 day event. Mr. Samuel wachira, the Langata and Kibra sub-county KFS representative, took the time to educate us on the dos and don’ts of
The students were excited and passionate about the idea of adopting and owning a tree. They were ready and happy to be present and future “tree ambassadors.” In the long run, the schools, churches and communities will enjoy a cool ambience, oxygen, shade and general serene environment. The “Adopt a Tree” campaign was fully successful having planted 800 trees and with every individual ready to take the baton for a green future.
Written By: Lilian Waka