Our Main Achievements

Here are some of our main achievements so far:

  • Kwetu has own infrastructure and stands out as a centre which can be upgraded as regional centre of excellence in Kilifi County.
  • Was recognized as Equator Award Winner 2008 www.equatorinitiative.org
  • Kwetu’s model has been replicated to at least 15 Community based organization on Beekeeping, Mariculture, Organic farming, neem processing.
  • Kwetu pioneered small scale mariculture in Kenya in collaboration with Kenya Marine Fisheries and Research Institute and Prof. David Liti of Moi University.
  • Kwetu has initiated and supported at least 7 community based organization on small scale mariculture initiatives on their community sites; the communities groups have established culture facilities e.g. earthen ponds in which they culture fish. Kwetu has also established a mariculture demo farm where communities and students learn from.
  • Kwetu has and continues to sensitize communities and advocated for community participation in mangrove forest conservation and so far over 200,000 mangrove seedlings have been planted by 2010.
  • On youth empowerment of reproductive health and HIV and AIDS – 10 youth friendly resource centers have been established to sensitize and promote HIV prevention and positive behavioral change. At least 40 youth groups with an average number of 30 members have been established and maintained. The youth play a key role in reaching other youth.
  • At least 26,778 women and men were counselled, tested and received their results on HIV and Aids test by June 2011.
  • Kwetu is a pioneer of Divisional Youth councils with the 1st pilot being Kikambala Divisional Youth Council established in 2004; 130 youth leaders from 11 sub-locations in Kikambala Division, Kilifi County have been empowered on good governance, citizen participation and leadership skills.
  • Kwetu has trained at least 250 farmers on beekeeping technologies and at least 100 neem farmers who are managing their own beekeeping and neem processing business initiatives.
  • Other activities include environmental education and outreach in schools and general public, mangrove planting days , sensitization and civic education on Human rights ,good governance processes and citizens engagement in their own development.
  • Kwetu has developed a 5 year strategic plan (2012–2016).