Dandora Judging

Judge improving Dandora's spaces

Dandora judgingSaturday November 29, 2015 the Dandora Estate Changing Faces Competition’s Price giving Day was taking place, organised by The community based organisation Mustard Seeds Organisation, the Nairobi Transformation Fund and Awesome foundation. 50 Community youth groups participated in the competition to change their living environments. They held cleanups, cleared drainages, created sports facilities, planted flowers, build gates, etc. Moreover, they brought a sense of ownership and collectivity in their communities. Naomi Hoogervorst form Placemakers was part of the jury together with Jury Waithera Gaitho, Reverend Fred Makau, Festus Mwandi and Irungu Houghton. The Jury visitied the short list of 5 court yards. The price of 100.000 Kenyan Shilling for the best transformation was given the community group Tunawiri, because of their creative approach building a mutli functional place with a basketball field during the day and a parking in the evening time. Next to that they also made the place colourful by planting flowers and painting the new gate. The price is given to invest in further transformations to create more impact. WP_20141129_078 More information: MSO is pioneering in Dandora a whole new way of reclaiming and rehabilitating public spaces that is steadily turning Dandora into a clean, safe and hip place to be while creating sustainable jobs for hundreds of youth. This deceptively simple yet powerful community driven methodology is now being considered as a template for the rehabilitation of the whole of Nairobi. The Awesome grant helped us to pilot the project. The success and sustainability of the project is dependent on total buy-in by property owners. The youth intend to hold a series of dialogues with property owners and establish a standardized framework for engagement to support the rehabilitation projects thus making them sustainable. 

Geef een reactie

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *