The Mombasa County of Kenya has of late seen quite a number of steps on the front of Sustainable Development, all thanks to the various self-help and environmental groups that have sprung up in Kenya. One of them doing stellar work is a community based organization called Brain Youth Group, which was founded by Mbaarak Abdalla. Brain Youth Group is was formed in the year 2011 and whose membership includes youth between 18 and 35 years of age. The members of the CBO are drawn from Junda a sub-location in the Kisauni constituency of Mombasa County, Kenya.
The group is an environmental conservation, education and awareness group that seek to tap into the creativity, energy and initiative of the youth to provide for positive interventions in the management of the environment, educate and create awareness among the youth on HIV/aids and sanitation, develop alternatives to provide the youth with employment, income and poverty alleviation. The youth are therefore a good target group to aim for a more sustainable, eco-friendly and prosperous future. Mombasa is the second largest country in Kenya and therefore a very important and influential city of the country.
The Mission of the group is to work for the sustainable development of Mombasa county by providing alternative sources of income while preserving the environment. The vision of the group is to totally restore the mangrove at Tudor creek and reduce poverty, unemployment and malnutrition in Mombasa County.
It believes in the following dictum.
“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another:” -Mahatma Ghandi
The Brain Youth Group is handling the following projects in Mombasa County of Kenya. The current projects that are taking place include
Marine farming (Mari-culture development)
Bee keeping (Apiculture)
The objectives of the Mombasa County group
Plant mangroves at Tudor creek and reverse current mangrove deforestation.
Educate local villagers on the important role that mangroves play in the ecosystem.
Educate local villagers on other relevant topics such as HIV, Drug abuse and nutrition.
Create fish ponds and bee hives as a source of revenue and employment for local community, honey and fresh fish.
Tudor Creek mangroves forests covered 1,641 hectares of mangroves. But it’s now left with 215 hectares of mangroves due to human activities and natural disasters. As a writer of this article I was shocked at the amount of deforestation, so that’s why I support It by partially writing this article to raise awareness. To know the details, get in touch with Mbaarak Abdalla. Currently, the initiative is looking for volunteers on mangrove restoration, website designers, project marketers, bee keeping, proposal writers, new marine fish ponds construction as well as experts/scientists and researchers on mangrove restoration along Tudor Creek in Mombasa County, Kenya.
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