January 12, 2019 News No Comments

Program Operation

We purpose to hold a eco -workcamp after two month or every quarter (dependant on weather and project) with 10-30 participants max  both local and international who will be engaged in natural building construction of i.e. community structure (aligned with our partners community assessed need) projects could range from social halls, education/ceremonial facility, child protection centre etc (to be ascertained based on participatory needs assessment). Participants will also be engaged on permaculture and other  holistic regenerative practices.

Our partners  will be tasked with providing materials or contribute to the project by providing materials required for the construction (this will be dependent on their capacity) while Waste zero will provide manpower (labour) and technical expertise/ skills on eco-construction (natural building) and other regenerative practical skills that can be adopted in a particular community setting.

Waste Zero will select youths in polytechnics to become interns during the project and provide the technical skills on eco- construction that can be used by participants as a livelihood opportunity. We will also provide certification to successful interns after we have evaluated their engagement during the entire project. We will also offer follow mentorships to those interns who wish to expand their expertise and engage them in other similar project within and outside the county.

 

The projects sources for different expertise in the various field Natural building, permaculture, recycling, green energy based on community assessment conducted. A curriculum is tailor made and program specifics shared with interested participants highlighting activities from day one to project closure. Depending on the scope of project our activities run between 3weeks – 3month however our facilitators are flexible to select specific duration of time that works with their schedule (for example a facilitator could fly in for a week or so cover course content both practical and theory). 

Bio of our instructors is shared together with concrete program. On need basis we accommodate students who really want to do the experience but have less than 3weeks.  We are however very careful on this and encourage all students to attend the entire Eco-camp and become certified.

Our Eco fellows could stay longer finalizing the project in case the project lasts more than 3 weeks projected.

Together with the facilitators a joint evaluation of project need is done to ensure project sufficient time to cover both course content and practical’s – project completion and handover to community, county government or partner.

Written by JessyNjau