Environment & Wildlife Conservation among our Community.
Prophet Reward Foundation empowers initiatives and registers them for free as our beneficiaries. We physically identify meaningful projects at a grassroots level where we volunteer in community development and humanity/humanitarian services. We recruit local and international volunteers and mobilize resources to support the projects.
Our support for projects is through donating partners, grants, funds, sponsors and awareness events.
Where students/volunteers staying in Nairobi
PRF offers an excellent opportunity for a student in Environmental Science/Agriculture. We have two excellent pilot farms approximately 1.5 and 3hrs from Nairobi in a humid and arid zone respectively. They are unique farming operations: mixed farming, small/variable scale, hand ploughed and sown with intercropping. The arid zone farm cropping operation relies on opportunistic sowing and bore water. For student interns/volunteers in this field, it would be an excellent opportunity to learn about the agricultural operations of another country particularly on the humid zone property. We host students on both properties.
The kinds of activities a volunteer can expect to participate in/learn about include.
- Weed control/the management of problematic plants on the farm (often done by hand and physical methods)
- General crop management
- The seed sowing process
- Soil preparation and conservation (e.g. maintaining soil cover, mulching, stubble retention etc.)
- Soil testing and potentially engaging with a soil laboratory
- Water conservation and management techniques (e.g., soil furrowing, contour banks, use of wells in the arid zone and irrigation techniques)
- Management of wildlife interactions
- Crop rotation
- Grazing management
- It would also be useful to learn about the farming works in the arid zone
Humid zone farming operation
Borehole from an area totally dependent on Ground Water
Prophet Reward Foundation physically identifies environmental restoration, community nature and wildlife conservation projects in all counties of Kenya.
The volunteer’s involvement is in;
- Catchment management,
- Tree planting,
- Working at the nursery,
- Bee keeping,
- Fish farming,
- Fuel (implementing energy saving jikos) to save firewood and engage in herbal medicine research.
PRF has a number of other contacts/partners in environmental restoration projects including reforestation and land care like networks. There are also many other meaningful matters the volunteers will have the opportunity to learn from: including visiting local fish farms/aquaculture, national parks, water treatment works and other waste management facilities.
Beyond all, PRF creates an opportunity for the implementation of any potential program/project from their partners/volunteers that benefits the marginalized and poor community.
Local water treatment plant. The staff are eager to share their knowledge of the facility
Volunteer abroad Africa with Prophet Reward Foundation beyond the borders community trust volunteers program (PRF-BBCTV) program. Contact email; [email protected].
Featured real life of poverty focused by our program for extreme eradication……………….
- Short term volunteer opportunities in;
Slums can be described as a substandard housing environment. Slum conditions result from the combined effects of natural ageing of buildings and a lack of maintenance or neglect. Additionally poor urban planning and sanitation/inadequate planning in waste management contributes to poor living conditions.
The high population density and lack of infrastructure has led to acute problems of drainage, sanitation and solid waste management. Most sewage runs downhill in open ditches, resulting in stagnant water, breeding insects, pest insects and environmental pollution.
Families living in such settlements may turn to a variety of strategies to improve their livelihoods and household food security, including urban agriculture. However, given the lack of formal sanitation services in most of these informal settlements, residents are frequently exposed to a number of environmental risks, including biological contaminants and heavy metals.
In our slums, households practice a form of urban agriculture called sack gardening, or vertical gardening. Here plants such as kale and Swiss chard are planted into large sacks filled with soil.
Given the nature of farming in slum environments, farmers and consumers of this produce are potentially exposed to a variety of environmental contaminants due to the lack of formal sanitation systems. These small-scale farmers perceived exposure to biological contaminants to be the greatest risk to their food crops. Additionally heavy metal contamination is a significant risk. We promote and support urban agriculture in informal settlements. It is important to be mindful of the trade-offs created by farming in urban spaces where we serve in Nairobi slums.
COMMUNITY WILDLIFE CONSERVATION:
To our community based wildlife conservation initiatives beneficiaries, it needs efforts to protect biodiversity in which the local community participates as much as possible.
Scientists and the people who live in a certain place work together to save species living there.
The program demands a lot in supporting activity to assists communities in using their land for tourism and wildlife conservation instead of relying on land systems like agriculture. There some successful projects in Kenya that has improved the livelihoods of the local community and enhanced conservation. We voluntarily physically identify these initiatives and register them for free to become our beneficiary meaningful projects in empowering their mission working to improve the living standards of these marginalized and poor community.
This includes improving livestock breeds by assisting communities to purchase high value breeds, fattening of steers for market production and assisting farmers to access the markets and developing ecotourism business ventures to add value to the already existing economic activities.
- PRF helps assist communities to access market products through external partnership support, basic needs cash transfers support, training, recruiting and organizing placements for volunteers, resource mobilization etc;
- The program supports men, the elderly, women, young mothers, vulnerable children, vulnerable families, persons with disabilities and entire marginalized and poor communities
Some communities in Kenya neighboring in this wildlife often generate income through their dependence on livestock, an economic activity that is highly prone to disease and droughts.
We protect wildlife, invest in people, and restore balance to Africa’s vital ecosystems.
Africa’s wild places impact the health of our Earth. Your support conserves iconic species like elephants and lions, uplifts the communities who live alongside them, and preserves the landscapes they all share.
We recognize the deep linkages between people, wildlife, and the diverse ecosystems they call home. Together with communities and other partners, we focus on priorities that deliver win-win, sustainable solutions for people and nature.