84: Mabinju Power House Youth Group – One Million Trees for Siaya, Kenya
Challenger Profile at a Glance
Meet the Mabinju Power House Youth Group from Kenya, challengers in the 2020 International Climate Action Challenge. Their campaign is One Million Trees for Siaya, Kenya. They are growing tree seedlings, teaching others how to plant and care for them, and distributing throughout the county.
#84 – Mabinju Power House Youth Group
90-Day Challenge Goal: Plant one million trees in Siaya County
Location: Siaya County, Kenya
Registered Challenger: Geofrey Ngure, Ilary Oyogi
90-Day Challenge Period: September 1 – November 30, 2020
Here are some impact highlights from the Mabinju Power House Youth Group during the 90-day challenge period:
20 team members participated
Trained 105 youth to plant trees
Visited villages and trained youth and widows about the benefits of trees and how to plant seedlings and to increase opportunities for food, income, and livelihood
Distributed and planted 30,000 tree seedlings that were grown by the team, including pine, grevillea, and indigenous trees
Developed partnerships with hospitals, schools, churches, market places that provided land for the team to plant trees
Recognized youths showing a willingness to change and an increase in self-motivation
Moving forward, the team is planning to continue with existing efforts toward the goal of planting one million trees in Siaya, Kenya.
The team’s advice for someone who wants to make an impact is to set a clear and aggressive target. Make it non-negotiable, no matter what obstacles come your way. Focus on it and you will achieve it.
Want to get involved? Contact the team to participate as a member or partner.