Africa Solutions Media Hub: Roots of change: Transforming Narok County’s Landscape a tree at a time.

“Nguzo Africa has indelibly reshaped our school landscape. Their unwavering support has cultivated a culture of environmental stewardship within our community,” Josphat Ngatia, a Junior Secondary School learner in grade eight, expressed heartfelt appreciation.

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Africa Solutions Media Hub: Environmental Awareness Initiative offers a lifeline to communities and forests to Kilifi County.

MEDA-F, which has been implementing various education programs in the county for almost 30 years, proved to be an ideal strategic partner in rallying schools to engage in tree planting. Through the 3- year initiative supported by Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) with funding from I&M Foundation, the organization has so far led efforts to plant 92,350 trees in schools, churches, mosques, police stations, and administrative offices.

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The Star: Roots of change: Transforming Narok's landscape a tree at a time

Nguzo Africa has been at the forefront of changing the mindsets of the community towards tree planting and tree growing. Through strategic alliances and a shared commitment, they donated 1,800 saplings to Kotolian, heralding the dawn of a transformative journey.

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The Star: Environmental awareness initiative offers a lifeline to communities, and forests in Kilifi

Emily Omudho, Livelihoods, Environment and Natural Resource Management Team Lead at KCDF, terms raising young environmental champions as one of the big successes of the environmental awareness efforts.

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Capital FM: Tree planting Initiative by learners in Kilifi offers lifeline to threatened Coastal Forest.

Through a three-year project supported by the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) with funding from the I&M Foundation, A Rocha Kenya has been conducting environmental awareness in schools with a view of arousing children’s and young people’s interest in caring for the environment.

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Capital FM: Nkoilale Community Development Foundation inculcating a new culture of environmental conservation in Narok County

Naomi Namelok is a Grade 8 pupil at Nkoilale Primary School in Narok West. At a tender age, Namelok understands the essence of environmental conservation. “What inspired me was our teacher who taught us about environmental conservation. From the class session, we learned planting trees is good because trees bring rain,” says Namelok.

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Tree Planting Initiative by Learners offers Lifeline to the Threatened Coastal Forest

Through a three-year project supported by the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) with funding from the I&M Foundation, A Rocha Kenya has been conducting environmental awareness in schools with a view of arousing children`s and young people`s interest in caring for the environment in Kilifi County.

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Inculcating the Spirit of Environmental Conservation Among Children and Youth in Nkoilale, Narok County

Naomi Namelok is a Grade 8 pupil at Nkoilale Primary School in Narok West. At a tender age, Namelok understands the essence of environmental conservation and is one of the many children in Nkoilale who have become tree-planting enthusiasts. This is through an initiative by the Nkoilale Community Development Foundation (NCDF) in partnership with KCDF and the I&M Foundation.

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Roots of change: Transforming Narok's landscape a tree at a time

“The inception of the tree planting program three years ago was a beacon of hope during our time of dire need. It not only addressed the pressing issue of drought by attracting rainfall but also provided crucial protection against strong winds for both the school infrastructure and its students”, shares Mr. Isaac Kipkoech, the environmental club patron of Kotolian Mixed Day Secondary School in the Narok South Sub County.

This program by Nguzo Africa in partnership with KCDF and I & M Foundation aims at inculcating the spirit of environmental conservation among children and youth.

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Eleven counties benefit from Sh3.5bn grant from USAID

Eleven counties are set to benefit from a Sh3.5 billion grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) towards improving health services, accountability and increased local involvement in county projects.

Part of the grant is facilitating the implementation of the USAID Ubora Mashinani program by KCDF. This five-year program aims to strengthen partnerships between citizens and their county government, in 11 counties, to make services work better for everyone.

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Environmental Awareness Initiative Offers Lifeline to communities, forests in Kilifi

At Kaembeni Secondary School in Magarini Sub County, Kilfi County learners have taken up tree planting beyond the confines of the school to their homes. Mohamed Karisa, a form four student is one of the learners who have emerged as a champion in tree planting. For the past three years, Karisa has planted over 300 trees at home and set up a tree nursery. For Karisa, the motivation to plant trees has not only been to conserve the environment but also to fund his education.

This program, implemented by Malindi Education and Development Foundation (MEDA-F) with support from KCDF and I & M Foundation aims at inculcating the spirit of environmental conservation among children and youth.

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Kitchen gardening concept that transformed a portion of Kenya's largest slum.

At KCDF, we are community-centric and are aware that indigenous knowledge and solutions come from the community. As we confront the challenges posed by climate change, the adoption of kitchen gardening emerges not only as a practical strategy but also as a transformative force in our approach to fresh food production”, shares Grace Maingi, the Executive Director at KCDF..

Have a read on how the kitchen gardening concept has transformed a portion of Kenya’s largest slum as documented by Africa Solutions Media Hub.

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NATION: Restoring the Ecosystem one Fireless Cooker at a time

Agnes Kashindo has a new morning routine. After breakfast, she starts preparing for her family’s lunch and, immediately after, supper. She must start making food early because the meals take longer than before. It wasn’t always like this..

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GBS TV: Young Environmentalist Innovation Challenge

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KTN News: Social entrepreneurship is the next venture and breakthrough for us to change development in Africa and in Kenya.

Social entrepreneurship is the next venture and breakthrough for us to change development in Africa and in Kenya. It will not only ensure that individuals are making a profit and contributing to communities but also that we are driving positive change”, shares KCDF’s Executive Director Grace Maingi during the recent 6th Annual Africa Conference...

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Africa Governance Magazine: KCDF launches the young environmentalist innovative challenge

The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) launched the Young Environmentalist Innovative Challenge (YEIC), that aims at developing action-oriented young individuals committed to the conservation of the...

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Business Daily: Kenya's best talents gather at Sarit Expo

Art for Change (AFC) is a gigantic mix of established and emerging Kenyan artists happening now at Sarit Centre’s new Expo Hall. “We hope the next time we have an Art for Change, we can transform it into a biennale,” AFC curator William Ndwiga told the BD Life soon after the...

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Art News Kenya: KCDF Launches 'Art for Change Exhibition' with 40 Local Artists and Over 500 Pieces Of Art

The event showcases incredible local artistic talent and highlights the impact of collective efforts in driving sustainable change. Through the matching grant project model, KCDF encourages local giving and the promotion of self-reliance, through empowering marginalized and disadvantaged communities to identify their development...

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Business Quest: KCDF Launches the ‘Art for change Expo’ Featuring Local Artists

The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF)has launched its second edition of the ‘Art for Change Exhibition’ more than 40 artists and showcasing over 500 pieces of art, in a week-long event that seeks to raise resources towards its matching grant project..

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The Whistiling African: KCDF Launches The ‘Art For Change Exhibition’ Featuring More Than 40 Local Artists

Through the matching grant project model, KCDF encourages local giving and the promotion of self-reliance, through empowering marginalized and disadvantaged communities to identify their development challenges and find solutions using their own..

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Wise Africa Blog: KCDF launches the ‘Art For Change Exhibition’ featuring more than 40 local artists and over 500 pieces of art to support its grant matching model

Through the matching grant project model, KCDF encourages local giving and the promotion of self-reliance, through empowering marginalized and disadvantaged communities to identify their development challenges and find solutions using their own resources. Under this model, communities..

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The Daily Whistle: KCDF Launches The ‘Art For Change Exhibition’ Featuring More Than 40 Local Artists

The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) has today launched its second edition of the ‘Art for Change Exhibition’ featuring more than 40 artists and showcasing over 500 pieces of art, in a week-long event that seeks to raise resources towards

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Sasa News: Kcdf Launches The ‘Art For Change Exhibition’ Featuring More Than 40 Local Artists

The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) has today launched its second edition of the ‘Art for Change Exhibition’ featuring more than 40 artists and showcasing over 500 pieces of art, in a week-long event that seeks to raise resources towards its matching grant project

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Kenya Daily Monitor: KCDF launches second edition of the 'Art For Change Exhibition'

The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) has today launched its second edition of the ‘Art for Change Exhibition’ featuring more than 40 artists and showcasing over 500 pieces of art, in a week-long event that seeks to raise resources towards...

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Africa Solutions Media Hub: KCDF’ launches grant-matching model to support local artists

The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF) has today launched its second edition of the ‘Art for Change Exhibition’ featuring more than 40 artists and showcasing over 500 pieces of art, in a week-long event that seeks to raise resources towards its matching grant project

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Weru Technical College races to battle climate change effects

Weru Technical and Vocational College in Kilifi County has become a key player in the global response to the climate change crisis. By planting trees and implementing the use of energy-saving cooking cookstoves, the college has taken significant steps towards curbing climate change.

This achievement has been made possible through a collaborative effort between KCDF, I&M Foundation, and A Rocha Kenya. Since 2020, these organizations have worked together to promote community engagement in environmental conservation in Kilifi and Narok Counties.

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KCDF and partners donate food to the needy in Kajiado

The drought had a face; a haunting image that Kajiado residents encountered every day - carcasses of livestock scattered across the once thriving-now turned desolate land and hunger that stalked them to bed.

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KCDF and partners distribute food to 800 starving families

For more than three years now, the residents of Kajiado county in Kenya have grappled with challenges of drought, water scarcity and lack of feed for their livestock. Consequently, a number of vulnerable families have been facing starvation, with children at the risk of dropping out of school and adults staring at a long-term economic crisis.

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Green Energy Programmes to Revive Narok Forest Cover

Since November 2020, KCDF has been collaborating with I&M Foundation to foster community engagement in a three-year partnership to foster community engagement in environmental conservation in Kilifi and Narok Counties.

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Chandaria Foundation Donates Kshs. 3.9 Million to KCDF for Secondary School Scholarships.

“We have received funding to support 130 secondary school students this year. The money will be used to pay fees for Form One students and learners in other classes,” said Grace Wakesho Maingi, the Executive Director at KCDF.

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Wariah 

Cost of Living: When Menstrual Products Become Too Expensive

“Paying for sanitary products can be a financial burden for girls and women, and this is especially difficult for those who are living in poverty or who lack access to affordable hygiene products,” says Ruth Nyakio, a teen mentor in Kiambu County.

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Wariah 

Announcing the Appointment of the New KCDF Board Chair and Vice-Chair

Kenya Community Development Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chair and Vice Chair to the Board. The new appoinments were made by the KCDF Board following the retirement of Ms. Eunice Mathu as the Foundation Chair.

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Wariah 

Free Menstrual Kits Keep Girls In School

Even before the trainer had started to demonstrate how to put on a sanitary pad at a centre in Kobura, Kisumu County, hands were already up. Tens of girls and a young boy who sat conspicuously at the front row had many questions about menstruation and menstruation hygiene.

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Wariah 

Finding Purpose in the World of Philanthropy

At the Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF)’s reception, an entire wall is devoted to portraits of the foundation’s founders and past directors. To an incoming executive, it can be intimidating or even terrifying. Those shoes, can you fit in them? But Grace Maingi is not one to be ensnared by self-doubt. While acknowledging the foundation set by her predecessors, in whatever space she occupies, she brings in her own flair and ideals.

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Wariah 

Youth Unemployment A Ticking Time Bomb, Lobby Warns

The youth, who form about 80 per cent of the population, are the worst hit by unemployment, the director and co-founder of The Youth Congress Raphael Obonyo has said. The Youth Congress is an NGO that provides a platform for young people to articulate their issues.

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Wariah 

Narok Pupils Lead Bid to Turn Tide on Climate Change

A walk around Narok West tells a story of a region that has been hard hit by the effects of climate change. Locals here talk about soil erosion, deforestation, cumulative less rainfall, scarcity of grass for both livestock and wildlife, degraded lands, and severe droughts. But at Nkoilale Primary School, you find another side of the story. 

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Wariah 

Entrepreneurs Get A New Lease Of Life Amid Covid Woes

“My short-term goal is to retail cooking gas and introduce agency banking and M-Pesa services into my shop. But in the long-run, I would want to run a big enterprise and create jobs for my fellow youth.” These are the words of Mirriam Njeri Kariuki. Ms Kariuki owns Karis Daughter Shop in Ole Kasasi sub-County, Kajiado County.

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Wariah 

Community Tree Planting to Restore Magarini, Malindi Back to Life

"If there is no alternative, there will be a big socio-economic problem in the future as without food and no source of income, even a good number of the children will not be attending school. In the meantime, we are encouraging tree planting. Tree planting will solve a multitude of problems in this community." - Mr Ferdinard Kahindi, a former Councilor and a resident of Ngarashe village in Magarini, Kilifi County.

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Wariah 

Communities Restoring the Ecosystem

Watamu is known globally as a hotspot for conservation. It is here that A Rocha Kenya, a Christian organisation that deals with environmental care, community conservation and marine research has established itself. Using the church as a gateway to the community, A Rocha Kenya provides a classical way of working with communities to do conservation work.

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Wariah 

Beacon of Hope for Vulnerable Ruaraka Teen Mums

Petronala Wariah, the founder of Nala Trendy Hair and Beauty College, Ruaraka, offers hair and beauty lessons to teenage mothers. She trains at least 25 girls annually. Most of the girls are from challenged backgrounds where families are disintegrated or they are just too needy to complete their education

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Lynda

When Girls Come Together, Big Things Happen

Ms Lynda Kanguhe is one of the few women mechanical engineers in Kenya having specialised in plumping and automotive works. She is a student at the University of Nairobi pursuing Masters in Nuclear Science thanks to being a beneficiary of the Global Give Back Circle.

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 LionessesGraduates

Lionesses Graduate from Isuzu East Africa (EA) Life Skills Program 

Kenya Lionesses squad members graduated on Wednesday 2 December 2020 from the first phase of a two-year life skills training program supported by Isuzu East Africa’s CSR Program

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