Green Growth for Food Security and Poverty Reduction Public Campaign

The public campaign’s overall goal was to promote adaptation to climate change through faith-based education for sustainable development (ESD). It was organized by The Kenya Organization for Environmental Education (KOEE) in conjuction with the County Government of Machakos, with sponsorship from Act! and Industrial and Commercial Development Cooperation (ICDC). The event was held on the 17th of November 2015 at St Mary’s Girls primary school grounds under the theme: “Promoting Green Economies for Food Security and Poverty Reduction”. The forum brought together the private sector, government officials, learning institutions, faith groups and civil society groups to exchange ideas and experiences on aspects of Green Growth as an answer to food insecurity. The forum aimed at promoting climate-smart technologies to promote sustainable natural resource management as well as adaptation and resilience to climate change, using education and advocacy.

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ENVIRONMENT AND SPORTS ECO-GREEN CUP LAUNCH IN VIHIGA

The event was a launch of the Environment and Sports programme using football matches to bring together youth and community members.

The activities happened in three schools which are Emabwi, Emukhunzulu and Ebuyalu Primary Schools respectively.

The goals of the event were to sensitize the youth on the Youth and Empowerment project and Identify the teams and coaches who are going to participate in the project.

Sports encourages participation and brings people together. It contributes to the health and well-being of children and youth, is enjoyable, and transmits values such as fairness, tolerance, respect and discipline. When utilised in a pedagogically correct manner, sport enhances self-esteem and self-confidence and promotes responsible behaviour.

LITTER LESS CAMPAIGN PHASE II MONITORING AND EVALUATION REPORT

This report is on a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) visit to Litter Less Schools in Kenya conducted by KOEE. The M&E was carried out from 3rd to 5th August 2015. The visit came after all 17 schools taking part in the 2015 Litter Less Campaign (LLC) had initiated different projects/initiatives on sustainable waste management. The schools visited included; Roysambu Primary, Baba Dogo Primary, Mcedo Beijing School, Juja Preparatory and Senior School, Kariobangi South Primary, Jogoo Road Primary, Brine Academy, Ngong Primary and Cheleta Primary Schools

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RAIN WATER HARVESTING AT GISIRE ACADEMY

Gisire Academy is located Ntimaru Migori Town whereby through the Faithbased ESD Programme, KOEE established a water harvesting project.The school normally used about 1000L of water per day at Ksh. 20 per 20L i.e. without water tank. With the water tank installed, the school saves up to Ksh. 1,000 per day.The project saves time for fetching water thus more time for studying, improved sanitation creating more appropriate learning environment and all teachers use the project as a teaching/learning resource across all subjects.

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2015

WED 2015 celebration dubbed “Promoting sustainability through sports” was held on Wednesday 27th of May 2015 at the City Park Hockey Stadium. This years WED celebration was organised by Kenya Organisation for Environmental Education- KOEE in partnership with Rotary District 9212. The event was sponsored by corporates and other associations including: IDB Capital, Serena Hotels, Kakuzi Limited, One World Futbol Project, Wrigley, Chase Group Foundation, Hockey Sports Association, Nairobi City County Department of Environment, and Mathare Youth Sports association. Guests were invited from relevant Government line ministries as well as agencies. Other participants included eco-schools, rotary clubs within Nairobi, interact, rotaract and environment clubs from primary and high schools as well as universities. Activities of the day included a clean-up exercise around City-park Market, Tree planting session at the venues, schools football tournament and clinics, corporates and schools exhibitions, a hockey exhibition match, presentations, speeches and an award ceremony.

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MARSABIT COUNTY PUBLIC CAMPAIGN

The public campaign in Marsabit County was held on Saturday 28th February, 2015 at Al-Hidaya Primary School in Marsabit Town. In attendance included SA from government agencies and county government, Schools, Faith Groups, and NSA from CBOs including women groups, youth groups, special groups and other CSOs. The Chief Guest of the day was Mr Kipchumba Rutto, Deputy County Commissioner – Marsabit County. The event dubbed “Plant our Faith” was expected to offer inspiration to the community on adopting sustainable management of natural resources and environmental conservation

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MACHAKOS COUNTY M&E REPORT

The M&E was undertaken in Machakos county; Central and Kalama divisions. This was done at the Muslim Group whose project was established at township primary school. They established a dairy goat unit and Islamic farming. In Kalama division, the M&E was undertaken at ABC Church, three primary schools and three individual homes. This was with an aim of finding out how the participants are replicating to what was taught to them during the trainings. It was also a session to find out if the community’s livelihoods have been improved.

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