The Waste Recycling Project will teach the vulnerable youth how to gain financial security, equip them with skills to find productive employment, help aspiring entrepreneurs achieve success, and bring economic development back to struggling neighborhoods within Nairobi and Kajiado counties. Along the way oikos students will develop the kind of teamwork, leadership and communication skills that can only come from such real life experiences.
On Wednesday 9th July 2014; the OIKOS Nazarene club in conjunction with Ecopost launched the waste management training. The launch took place in Jernigan chapel. The purpose of the training is to effectively change the attitude of the trainee towards the environment providing the trainees with an opportunity to work towards having a green economy.
Present were; our very own OIKOS ANU president, Marvin Waganda, the Vice president, Sammy Brown, the financial director, Flavia Muhai, the secretary, Eunice Wangari and OIKOS matron, Dr.Rose Karimi who encouraged each individual to use their time to differentiate themselves by getting involved in something constructive, standing out from the crowd. The guest speakers that graced the launch were; Ecopost executive assistant, Laban Ng’eno who spoke on behalf of the Ecopost CEO, Lorna Rutto giving in the challenges and solutions to keep the environment friendly. Kevin Muriithi, executive director of Africa Carbon Exchange & an ANU alumnus also encouraged the ANU community to put more emphasis on protecting the environment and promoting sustainability to make the environment better hence the start of an initiative dubbed ‘Greening In Action’ (GRINA). Africa Carbon Exchange has come up with an inter-varsity competition initiative that awards winners by funding any winning environmental projects.
The training will also motivate the trainees into self-employment by providing solutions to the issues that face our environment. The targeted trainees are the youth, women, institutions and managements and county officials.
With their objective being to give a different and useful direction to business, the training will be conducted in modules of various concerns; different sources & classifications of waste, policy & regulations among others.
The ANU community applauds the OIKOS club and the Ecopost group for taking an initiative to protect the environment. ‘What begins here, transforms the world’