Plastic no Longer an Environmental Hazard, Thanks to NCCK, Obel Foundation Partnership
May 3, 2017
If you think that plastic is nothing but just an environmental hazard, well you may have to reconsider your stand soon following a new partnership between the National Council of Churches of Kenya and the Obel Foundation of Denmark.
The partnership dubbed ‘Mwangaza Light’ seeks to turn plastic into a resource as opposed to popular belief that plastic is an environmental hazard.
Already 60 youths have undergone an extensive training, with a view of kick-starting the process. During the session at PCEA church Nakuru, the youths were trained on how plastics can be re-used to make various items such as furniture as well as other material for house construction, courtesy of lessons drawn from Indonesia.
Those targeted by the initiative were unemployed youths from NCCK affiliate churches and other registered youth groups in Nakuru county.
NCCK’s Regional Coordinator for South Rift John Nairuko told Jumuia news that his team was in the process of convening a joint meeting with the youth who were trained with a view of drawing a work plan on the way forward.
The project’s goal is to ensure that in the next one year, 5 centers have operational waste management projects by changing people’s behavior towards waste management, decrease littering and increase the amount of solid waste recycled as well as demonstrating a community enterprise.
Twelve camps in Mara North conservancy will be targeted.