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YAKUB JAFFAR MUSA

YAKUB JAFFAR MUSA

Biography

Yakub Jaffar is a community organizer in Kibera, Kenya who co-founded the organization Kibra Green with his friends Alfred Ayaro and Guguni Nyabade. It was formed to address immediate environmental hazards in the community such as poor water sanitation and lack of proper waste disposal. In Kibera, there are many youth groups that do garbage collection, but they often collect and dump it improperly. Kibra Green brings together all these youth groups to work together in garbage collection and monthly clean ups in partnership with Nairobi County for proper disposal. Kibra Green is also working to expand a vocational training program for the youth to learn valuable welding skills.