Korogocho is one of the largest slums neighbourhood’s northeast of Kenya’s city center. It is home to nearly 200,000 people. We are precisely at the Canaan bridge where the Nairobi river separates Korogocho slums and Dandora suburbs, home to Nairobi’s main dumping ground – the dandora dumping site.
Here, a group of youths known as Komb Green Solutions has reclaimed a landfill by the Nairobi River. A recreational park now occupies the park transforming the bridge once known as a crime hotspot to Korogocho haven where the community finds rest. The park is her children’s official playground and acrobatics practice centre.
The park was transformed from a landfill by Komb green solutions – a community-based organization based in Korogocho started in 2017 by youths’ former criminals and commercial sex workers, seven men and three women. The park is providing space for teenagers practising acrobatic skills, how is this protecting early pregnancies? Are there other achievements the youth have achieved? What are the challenges they face? whats the future?