Big Ship CBO is a community empowerment organization that started as an environmental conservation youth group in 2009 in Jomvu, Mombasa County. A group of dynamic and passionate youth had noticed the deteriorating state of the surrounding environment due to increased human activities and decided to bring about change.
Between the mid-1980s to 2009, up to 450 hectares of mangrove cover in Kenya was reportedly lost every year. Presently it is estimated that 40% of the remaining mangrove areas in the country are degraded.
We have a passion for a clean neighborhood. Since inception, we have been involved in waste management activities from waste collection, resource recovery, and advocacy for a clean environment.
Big Ship is the steward in promoting local ownership of the environmental agenda. We do this by developing Environment Ambassadors to propel environmental campaigns in future.
This is a people centered program where meaningful partnership is made between the forest communities, and stakeholders towards promoting sustainable conservation.
Poor waste management in Mombasa County is an entrenched problem with long term effects on communities and their environment. This comes down to poor physical planning and lack of working recycling approaches.
Meanwhile Big Ship also seeks to promote empowerment of local communities, both urban and rural poor, targeting the youth, women & other marginalized groups.
Volunteership and Internship Mentorship Program (VIMP) is a career development and mentorship program that creates an ecosystem of practitioners in different fields of practice to interact and practically build skills and knowledge.
To stop poor practices that makes communities vulnerable to Climate change effects, the #BringBackTudorCreek campaign promotes multi stakeholder engagements that includes local communities, corporates and duty bearers.