Kenya Schools Environmental Health Programme

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Isaac along with pupils from St. Marks Academy collect garbage in Ongata Rongai to create public awareness on environmental health

Kenya Projects Organization (KENPRO) in partnership with Bankable Development International (BDI) facilitated St. Marks Academy Environment Clean Up which took place in and around St. Marks Academy (pilot school) in Ongata Rongai on the 21st of October 2016 to raise community awareness on disposal of solid and liquid waste.

The main focus of the Kenya Schools Environmental Health Programme (KSEHP) is to create a platform that would see a clean and safe environment in and around schools and to help in changing people’s mindset about environmental health.  Environmental health remains a fundamental component of education in Kenya’s education system. Education should foster positive attitudes towards environmental development and conservation and it should lead the youth to appreciate the need for a healthy environment.  Therefore, effective management of solid and liquid waste in schools and communities would go a long way towards inculcating positive environmental health attitudes among the young for tomorrow’s sustainable healthy environment.

The specific objectives of the programme are to:

  1. Mobilize key solid and liquid waste management partners,
  2. To engage in regular school and community outreach clean up activities,
  3. To promote public awareness programmes on environmental health and
  4. To facilitate the running of schools environmental clubs in Kenya.

During St. Marks Academy Environment Clean Up Day, Kenya Projects Organization along with her partners, St. Marks Academy and Bankable Development International invited others stakeholders including the Ole Kajiado County Council to participate in the programme.

KENPRO and her partners look forward towards impacting the society through undertaking various interventions meant to bring about sustainable environmental health in schools and communities. Introduction of Environmental Clubs in schools is one of the programme’s objective meant to ensure the sustainability of environmental health in schools.

KENPRO and her partners continue to seek support from individuals, corporate institutions and donor community in order to effectively implement the Kenya Schools Environmental Health Programme. To support this programme, kindly contact us

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