Komb Green Solutions Leads the Way in Environment Conservation
Welcome to Korogocho, Kenya, one of the largest slums in Nairobi and home to approximately 200,000 people. We are incredibly inspired by the work of our new partner in Korogocho, Komb Green Solutions. By looking for sustainable approaches to improve their environment, they have helped the community in unexpected ways.
Founded in 2017 by 5 young people as a community volunteer organization, Komb Green set out to reclaim land along the river known as a dumpsite and crime hotspot. Their initial motivation was to find ways to ensure clean air and water for future generations, but the solution accomplished so much more.
Now known as People’s Park, the former dump’s environment has been completely transformed into a safe space for children to play and women to rest. It features grass, plants, and bamboo trees (which absorb more carbon and release more oxygen than other trees); a colorful playground; and an urban farm. Criminal activity is practically non-existent in the area, and police use Komb Green as an example of what can be accomplished when the community and law enforcement work together.
The program has 4 main goals:
Classes began on September 13 with 15 students aged 18-35, who will meet twice a week for the next 6 months. Chairman Faries Kahuha is confident in our success: “We have heard great things about how photography can change lives, and we believe with what we have already experienced with Photo Start in just a few days, we are going to achieve our goals”.
The Photo Start program for Komb Green is a perfect example of our flexibility in customizing the ideal partnership for any type of organization. Do you know a group trying to make the world a better place and give our children a brighter future? We want to work with them! Email our Director, Abby Lehman, to start exploring opportunities.
Also, you can follow the work of Komb Green Solutions on Facebook.