To advance the legacy of Prof. Wangari Maathai by nurturing a culture of purpose and integrity that inspires courageous leadership

Vision ( +5YEARS )

By 2020 we have created a vibrant forum focused on children and youth that educates, empowers, and engages them to grow into responsible citizens.

Strategic Priorities

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    Establish the Wangari Muta Maathai House – a place for reflection, inspiration, and action

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    Develop and run the “WanaKesho” Program (“Children of Tomorrow”)

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    Set-up an outstanding leadership development program – the “En-Courage Leadership Initiative”

Core Values

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    Life Of Purpose

About The Wangari Maathai Foundation

The Wangari Maathai Foundation was established on March 6, 2015 to initiate and support projects that further the values, legacy, vision and commitment of Wangari Muta Maathai and her understanding of the interconnectedness of the environment, democracy and peace. The Wangari Muta Maathai House will be the flagship project of the Wangari Maathai Foundation.

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About the Wangari Muta Maathai House

The Wangari Muta Maathai House (WMH) will capture in three dimensions the vision, passion, and holistic consciousness of the first African woman and first environmentalist to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. A venue to reflect on the life and legacy of this remarkable Kenyan; a hub for change-agents seeking inspiration and replenishment for their commitment to create change; and a center for students of all ages to learn about the connections between democracy, peace, and the environment

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About Wangari Maathai

Professor Maathai was internationally acknowledged for her struggle for democracy, human rights, and environmental conservation, She received numerous local & international awards, founded the Green Belt Movement and was the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
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Wangari’s little thing was planting trees, and she believed that if all of us had a little thing, then together, we could make the world a better place.

What’s your little thing?

Your “little thing” could be supporting the work of the Wangari Muta Maathai Foundation. Donate today and help amplify Wangari’s perspective and philosophy across the globe.