The Kangemi Environment Project is a 5years pilot project initiative of the Great Mission Kids to make sure that the environment they live in is clean and managed proper to enhance the better living of the people of Kangemi slum. The kids a heve a date once every month to go out to the streets of kangemi and its enviros for mass cleanup.
The great mission kids reach out kids from various schools in kangemi and invite them to the monthly cleanup events. Every month since October 2013 we have over 300 kids attending the cleanup and dozens of youths in a single event. These has resulted to the another project “TURNING WASTE INTO WEALTH” In this project all the plastics we collect from every cleanup we carry them home and the kids are using the plastics to to make decorations ,flowers and the heavy we are trying to make plastic fencing poles.
Using a plastic boiling hopper. The plastic has not picked well due to lack of enough plastic. For what we collect from our cleanups can only make one pole or at times not enough to. For the success of this we need capital to buy more plastics and also people to donate plastics. The project has given birth to a zero litter program which we are to launch in school in kangemi slum and other slums if we manage to get the required funds for the campaign.
In their campaign we are planning to get to schools and encourage the kids to keep all the plastics and foods stuff remains to us and in return we can reward them with items like exercise books, pens and pencils according to the quantity of their collections. Due to these motivations we can achieve the zero littering from the houses and we can be able to manage the rest.