Everyone can do it!
Everyone can do it!
The Fanya Mambo Program seeks to address problems associated with a lack of jobs and job skills training, and the degradation of the urban landscape in Kenya and other cities across Africa. We find sites and projects that benefit from green construction projects, and teach others in the community, skills in green construction.
May 10, 2011
As one of our income generating activities, we have embarked on the construction of a unique eatery in Nairobi's Buruburu Estate Phase two. In line with our commitment to green construction methods,Parts of the wall and the furniture in this structure are to be made out of Eco-blocks. Not to mention that we will strive to avoid using charcoal and other unsustainable sources of energy once we are up and running!!
In the meantime we have already constructed the steel framework of the structure and also, the roof is already up. We are now collecting used plastic bottles and trash for making Eco-blocks that are to build the furnitures and parts of the wall. Hopefully in six weeks time, we shall be done with the construction part of the project and will be ready to open our doors to the public.
So keep your heads up and pass the word around!>>>> we will keep on keeping you posted as we keep going!!
Feb 9, 2011
Fanya Mambo Program realizes that in one moment within the development humanity, we broke the circle of life and left the respect for nature behind and without thinking we have contaminated all what we need to survive>>water, air and soil. Now we need to understand the consequences this contamination brings to the human being and the universe at large.
To make our life quality better and save our planet, we need to change our attitude and live in harmony with nature. Let’s take care of our trash! Let’s create a recycling culture! We need all the ideas which can help to repair and recycle our broken circle. Only then can we ensure a good life quality for all future generations!
The Eco-brick is the fundamental innovation of FANYA MAMBO in search of simple and realizeable solutions for depositing plastic trash in a more effecient way, thus converting highly contaminating waste into ecological and local construction material with low cost and high qualities.
The importance of putting value towards individual responsibilities of our own waste managements is becoming a worldwide goal, promoting a life without contamination,better life quality and respect for nature.For the urban slums, the Eco-bricks represents the only way of managing household plastic trash in an ecological consious way. The Eco-bricks combines the two major groups of household waste. Plastic PET bottles from water or soft drinks acts as the deposit for loose, clean and dry household plastic trash which gets compacted with a rod or stick and then sealed with its screw cap lid.This way trash gets separated and recyced in each home.
We have already embarked on educating school going children on the importance of recycling used plastic trash at home hence sharing the knowledge they have acquired through our program with their adult family members who don't attend school.In the pipelines, are plans to organize community clean-up exercises aimed at educating the public at large on the importance of recycling used plastic trash. While we strive to make a change, you too are free to join us in this noble effort and as always remember to invite all your friends too!!!
You can also follow Fanya Mambo's progress through our facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fanya-Mambo-Program/145021535539408 - or visit our website - http://www.solaceinternational.org/ for a more comprehensive understanding of the program.