The Global Oracle Volunteer Day in Nairobi, Kenya was under
the environment pillar
. Two key projects were carried out on that day by 27 #oraclevolunteers
in the Mathare slum of Nairobi. Mathare is the second largest
slum in Kenya, with an estimated population of between 600,000 – 800,000. The
day was lead by Francis
, Presales Applications Manager,and graduate intern
This project is run by a group of young
ladies who are unemployed and this helps them to make ends meet. The ladies in
the project make briquettes and then sell them at a profit.
The briquettes are used for cooking or heating being an
alternative to the traditional firewood used in the slums which degrades the
This project in turn ensures preservation of the environment
as it helps deal with cutting down of trees. Briquettes also help keep the
environment clean as waste paper is recycled to make the briquettes...