Saturday, 20 June 2009

Final Days in Nairobi

Just wanted to add to the last post, That the last few weeks have come together even better than expected, as both Management/Operational structures are now complete for both Waste Management centre’s. Both networks have appointed board of representatives, have named chairs and secretaries and are on the verge of hiring the Manager, accountant and the laborers. We finished our involvement with both businesses this past Friday and are now both firmly in the hands of the youth within the networks. We plan to attend both their meetings at the beginning of this coming week to ensure that management is in place, laborers have been hired and everything is running smoothly, otherwise both businesses are set to go, and should begin bringing plastics to centre during the week. The one centre in Mathare is fully equipped with their plastics shredding machine in place and running, while Makadara should have there’s completed and hooked up by the end of the week.

We are having a launch for the project in Makadara on Friday at which point the machine should be in place and the equipment that the Local government has pledged to buy in support of the program should hopefully be ready to go. So as of Friday, conveniently our last day, we hope that both businesses are fully equipped with a building, a machine, the equipment, the training and the ability to fully run a waste management centre.

After the launch were having a BBQ at our place in the afternoon and have invited everyone we’ve worked with, in the past three months, plus all of our other friends, which should be a lot of fun.

I must add we're extremely pleased just how well everything turned out; it really couldn’t have gone any better than it has and just want to thank all of you who have supported this project, as it couldn’t have been possible without you.

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