Don Bosco Tech Africa under the banner of Green TVET has rallied Don Bosco TVET Centers to undertake a rigorous waste management campaign. This is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 12) of responsible consumption and production, which includes targets focused on reducing waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse (targets 12.3, 12.4 and 12.5).
The Don Bosco Green Clubs have been urged to increase imagination and innovation to address the pressing waste management challenges. This involves sorting, collection, transport, treatment and disposal of waste, together with monitoring and regulation of the waste management process.
In Kakuma, members of Don Bosco Green TVET have managed to collect more than five tones of scrap metals for recycling. The Center manager Fr. Eric Owuor together with green facilitator Mr. Joseph Kioko have been mobilising the staff members to sort materials from their workshops for re-use, recycle and safe disposal.
According to the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat, 2018), 99 percent of purchased items are discarded within six months, and the world produces two billion tonnes of waste annually.