Continuing Education and Sustainable Livelihoods

We believe without robust community engagement from the offset, environmental projects can never be truly sustainable. Communities also cannot be expected to protect their environments without knowledge of why it’s important or without continued support after the projects have ended.

Currently, there is limited knowledge of the human impact on the environment. While many are able to identify shifting weather patterns and overall degradation of the environment, few are able to link human behaviour as the cause.  

This is in part due to a lack of environmental education, low rates of school finishers and a limited environmental curriculum in schools. This has led to many harmful behaviours being present across the county. That puts much stress on the environment.

Further stress on the Lamu environment is the high levels of poverty within the county. Poverty has been linked to environmental degradation as many are forced to further deplete resources in order to survive. This is becoming apparent in the undertaking of ever more unsustainable fishing and farming practices. 

For these reasons, all projects supported by LEF must either offer sustainable benefits to communities or an educational aspect to tackle these issues at the source.

Continuing Education and Sustainable Livelihoods Grants

  • Using the Arts to Educate, Inspire and Empower Communities to Build Resilience Against Climate Change

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  • Practical Permaculture Design Course Specifically for Lamu Island

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  • Beekeeping to Enhance Ecosystem Restoration & Livelihoods in Lamu Archipelago’s Mangrove Communities

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  • Environmental Education for Female Youth

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