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Ecofinder was formed by like-minded young people residing in shanties of Kisumu who were touched and moved by myriad problems (State of affairs) affecting them and other young people in the slums and beyond; idleness and unemployment, substance abuse, school drop-outs, unwanted pregnancies, unhealthy boy-girl relationships, peer influence/ pressure, sexually transmitted infections and other ailments, environmental mismanagement, street urchins, orphans, lack of basic needs inter alia. Therefore, the pioneer members decided to initiate this self-help project (CBO) to mobilize the young people to take a proactive role in ameliorating the aforementioned state of affairs. Ecofinder Kenya operates on the principle of integrated or holistic approach in tackling the myriad problems: Environment, Health and other Socio-economic problems and to accommodate the diverse background and interests of the people involved. The organization also recognizes the gender concerns in the society and aims at achieving social justice, equity and poverty alleviation.
The mandate of Ecofinder Kenya is captured in its herein stated vision, mission, goals and objectives:
Ecofinder is committed to the promotion of Lake Victoria people’s active participation in ameliorating their Environment, Livelihood and Health and by extension that of their communities.
To empower and work with the grass-root communities through holistic approaches in order to make them realize their potentials and attain local sustainable development.
Ecofinder Kenya in partnership with grass-root communities and other stakeholders facilitate diverse interventions towards enabling sustainable utilization and conservation of natural resources base. Interventions include environmental education, environmental research and monitoring, training and capacity building and habitat rehabilitation and restoration. These interventions target wetlands, catchment areas, water and sanitation, human-wildlife conflicts and climate change thematic domains.
IT AND ENTREPRENUERSHIP
Ecofinder Kenya recognizes the imperatives of information technology and entrepreneurship in not only tackling communities' problems but providing avenues for prosperity. Therefore, undertakes interventions aimed at mainstreaming IT and entrepreneurship into grass-root communities' socio-economic endeavours. Hence undertake training and enabling application of the same in environmental conservation, livelihoods improvement and diversification.
HEALTH AND OUTREACHES
Ecofinder Kenya promotes preventive health care through health education and provision of required deliverables such as mosquito nets and medicine. Other outreach activities include provision of charitable materials such as food, school uniforms, books et cetera. This programme intervention is necessitated by the fact that unhealthy or hungry community cannot participate actively in environmental conservation and entrepreneurial activities.
PEACE, LEADERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE
Peace, Leadership and Good Governance are critical prerequisites for environmental management and economic prosperity. Ecofinder Kenya focuses on local peace, leadership and governance and target youth. Our interventions include training and capacity building through coaching, mentorship and incubation on peace, leadership and governance. Activities such as sports for peace, festivals for leadership and camps for good governance are undertaken under this programmatic intervention.