Wednesday, 26 March 2014

S L U M S O C C E R




Slum Soccer - It’s a very catchy name. Since this project started in January, the transformation has been very exciting and organic. Next monday we are planning for 5 truck loads of soil to put down to flatten the ground and create a smooth organic surface. We are also planning to do a large mural to add some color to the space. 
The importance of this space is so critical in a community where there is literally nowhere for young kids to run around. Mathare Environmental Conservation Youth Group is doing an amazing job at keeping the youth engaged and helping to bring this dream into a reality. They have proved in the past that they are environmental leaders by transforming parts of their community into vibrant green spaces

So stay tuned as UWH helps create a better environment for the youth of tommorrow!


Monday, 24 March 2014

Shredding and Grinding

A new machine has recently come into our possession. In industry terms, we call it an "Agglomerator"(awesome right?) essentially the machine turns plastic bags into $$$. Although there has been some tech problems getting it running, the machine is solid and has been running for the past week. 

Farouk doing some technical wizardry to get the machine connected to electricity.

The iron teeth inside shred the polythene bags. This is a really crazy design but it works and runs like a Bentley.

No shortage of plastic bags floating around the city! 


You only need one guy feeding the polythene into the machine.

Once the machine has been running for a little while it heats up and the shredded plastic starts coming out quickly.

Then its off to the industries where this will turn into cups, bowls, coat hangers or whatever you can think of. A lot better off than taking up space in our cities!