(Photo: Mbindyo Kimanthi)(Photo: Mbindyo Kimanthi)

Samuel Muiruri, a participant of Harambee Africa Leadership Programme from Kenya, has been putting into practice one of the things that he learnt during the sixth Harambee programme that took place end of last year in Nigeria - building houses out of plastic bottles. It was an inspiration after visiting Yahaya Ahmed, the CEO of Development Association for Renewable Energies (DARE) and  pioneer of plastic bottles houses in Nigeria, in Kaduna state, Northern Nigeria,  who has put up an eco centre using plastic bottles. Samuel is using the technology to support poor people in the Nakuru area and also to encourage young people who have fewer resources to embrace the idea for development.

The unique idea has attracted the attention of several media houses and one of them, Citizen TV, broadcasted a documentary of the initiative. View the you tube clip here

Creators of Peace (CoP) is an international women’s initiative started in 1991. It challenges women everywhere to:

  • Share responsibility for their part in the perpetration of conflict and in its resolution
  • Engage in the creation of peace at every level of society
  • Break the chains of hate and revenge
  • Build networks of forgiveness and friendship across racial, religious and social divides.


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IofC in Brief

Who we are: Initiatives of Change (IofC) is a world-wide movement of people of diverse cultures and backgrounds, who are committed to the transformation of society through changes in human motives and behaviour, starting with their own.


Purpose: We work to inspire, equip and connect people to address world needs, starting with themselves, in the areas of trustbuilding, ethical leadership and sustainable living.