Social Inclusion for Environmental Conservation
First of all, access to the outdoors should be a human right. If the connection with nature is important for the human soul and mind, we need to ask what structural problems prevent the underprivileged from enjoying such experiences. That’s where Social Inclusion for Environmental Conservation comes in.
Global Disability Rights Now
Global Disability Rights Now is a comprehensive resource center that provides information, tools, and best practices. These are to implement and enforce laws and policies to protect the rights of people with disabilities.
According to Global Disability Rights Now, 10% of the Kenyan population lives with a disability. 66% of them reside in rural areas. 67% of this population stay in poverty.
This lot is more often excluded from national dialogue including environmental conversation. However, they are hit most by climate change, mental health disorders, corruption, mobility challenges, and unemployment due to discrimination.
As a result, this segregation has engineered the invisibility of the importance of inclusion of persons with disability in environmental justice, Adding to the already appalling poor environmental education in our national school curriculum.
Socio-cultural Inclusion and Environmental Justice
Participation as a supportive framework for socio-cultural inclusion and environmental justice will heighten the charge for national cohesion. In addition, underpinning Goal 10 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Most noteworthy, Goal 10 strives to reduce inequality within and among countries by empowering and promoting the social, economic and political inclusion of all. This includes persons with disabilities.
Tunza Talanta’s mission is to bring youth, regardless of physical abilities, together. This is through promoting activities that will lead to social-economic uplifts for the youth.
Furthermore, The organization’s key interest is in youths at the grass root level mainly. Even more, this is because availability and access to recreational facilities are almost close to impossible.
Wangari Maathai of the Green Belt Movement
Fatuma’s Voice partners with Tunza Talanta Foundation to stir these voices out as a build up to a tree planting exercise. There will also be a vigil to celebrate and commemorate Wangari Maathai of the Green Belt Movement.
Lastly, as always, we’ll have thoughts and ideas from persons with disability, poems, music, and experiences on how best to achieve this inclusion in collaboration.