Our Work

The Foundation uses three approaches towards building a more equitable society:

  1. We nurture self-awareness and teach socio-emotional learning in children from the ages of 6 to 17, by partnering with schools and integrating character-based lessons from Wangari Maathai’s life. These initiatives are implemented under Waneksho, Swahili for children of tomorrow
  2. We engage with young adults from the ages of 17 to 35 through advocacy to empower self development, collective action and promote leadership. You can learn more about these projects and campaigns listed under our En-Courage platform.
  3. We share stories of how Wangari Maathai’s legacy endures around the world inspiring people to change the world, one small step at time.

‘We are in desperate need of a generation of hummingbirds who are willing to stand up for what is right even if they are the only ones doing it’


Our Wanakesho projects, the Humming Bird Leadership Project and the Green Jeneration, invest in children from the ages of 6 to 17 developing social-emotional skills and character

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Our En-Courage work, Daima Campaign, Unsung Hero Campaign, Youth Cafe, harnesses the power of advocacy as a tool to promote personal development and leadership. These programs are aimed at youth from 18-35 years old.

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Enduring Legacy

We need hope, we need action, we need change. Here we celebrate and honor Wangari’s achievements by highlighting her work, as well as current and previous projects from artists, activists, and ordinary citizens.

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