Our project in Kenya has successfully moved through all eight stages of Green Hub development. Originating in 2013, the Enkii Primary School Green Hub has inspired development far beyond the school walls and out into the community. This Hub community features the first solar-powered water pump; water lines have been extended to include sinks, toilets and showers; and villagers have attended farming workshops and launched their own endeavors.
Also in this region, HOW Global spearheaded a research project in partnerships with local farmers to explore the water-cleansing and medicinal properties of seeds from the Moringa Tree. This successful project is just beginning to unlock a host of benefits of this amazing plant.
This year, a new Green Hub in Kenya will be added to our network of Green Hubs. Potential Green Hub school village locations are being assessed on an ongoing basis to identify willing, working school partners. HOW Global regularly receives new requests from schools in dire need of running water, wanting to become a Green Hub Village. However, very few pass the year-long assessment to ensure enduring, working partnerships. Stay tuned to learn what exceptional school has been chosen!
Many of our projects reside inside National Safari Parks, so we encounter issues such as elephants destroying property or even killing people as they desperately search for water. Because of this, they are often shot and killed by the villagers. Poaching is also prevalent in our areas of work.
HOW Global is working to help shift the long-held perspective that animals are dangerous competition for resources to one that sees them as beautiful creatures worthy of respect and protection. Not only do we work with experts in the field on preventive measures like installing beehives near villages and installing water supplies dedicated to elephants, but we also offer education on the ground in our Green Hub communities.