Frugal farming and engagement for children in Nairobi‘s slums

I’m back in Kenya for the next three weeks meeting with social organizations, social enterprises and also a huge conference and our Leadership weeks – in several locations across the country. Today, let me share some impressions and two videos from my visit to the Nairobi’s slum Mukuru. The social organization VICCO works there with…

Urban farming tours to spread the knowledge in the slums

In the slums in Nairobi nutrient food has always been an issue. But in the past weeks the situation has worsened a lot. The more the activities on urban farming – which has been initiated two years ago by Shakur, leader of VICCO, – become more important and attract the attention of many people living…

When children teach parents about urban farming

In Mukuru Slums children of poor families come regularly to a children shelter that one of our local partners has set up. There they get a cup of porridge, can do some studies, relax and stay together. Here they learn also a lot about hygiene and health. Some of the children engage also in the…

How jeans can help to grow plants in slum areas

Jeans are more than just a piece of trousers. Filled with soil and seeds it becomes an organic container to produce healthy vegetables. But it’s also many other containers that find a second way of usage while serving to grow plants. Find out more on this topic and how – in very frugal ways –…

More Urban farming and mental health in Nairobi’s slums

„My names are Dedan, Shakur, and many others. I got them from the street. I am a second born of 4 raised by a single mother. Survived in the street of Nairobi for 11yrs. With all the things that you live there: hunger, abuse of drugs, crime, indignity. Later I was rescued and taken to…