Kaskazi Environmental Alliance (KEA) has an exciting, innovative idea: teach E. Africans about the importance of their environment and how that environment affects everyone on Earth; get them excited about and active in preserving their eco-system; and provide jobs that will help them pull themselves out of poverty.
KEA will offer marine science programs to the people who will be stewards of the Earth in the future–the youth. They will also build a world-class aquarium and marine research and conservation center. Additionally, they plan to turn a dangerous eyesore of a dump into a recycling center Through all of this, they will employ local people, giving them life-saving jobs and hope for a better future.
I think this U.S.-based not-for-profit has the right idea. And the group creating and running it has the vision, energy, and dedication to make it work.
KEA is only a few years old. However, as it goes along, , I believe it will act just like its namesake, the African Kaskazi winds, calming the storms of poverty, environmental degradation, and inadequate education.
I’ll be watching them…and reporting on them here from time to time. Meanwhile, learn more about KEA by going to their website, www.KEAinc.org.