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Youth Change Makers for a Green world

Who We Are
Embu L-CAP was founded on the 13th of January 2012 is a registered self help youth group that focuses on idea conceptualization and implementation and community service. The group’s objectives are:
• Creating community awareness on climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as environmental conservation.
• Advocacy where we influence local decision making with the local authorities.
• Green business where we initiateeco-friendly ideas into sustainable businesses.

Vision:
To be the most admired youth organization that sets climate change response action standards for social-economic value.
Mission:
To actively engage the youth in initiating practical action solutions to climate change and unearthing opportunities for job creation.
Our Values:
As the ability of a family to stand the test of time lies within its values and belief system so is our EMCAT family. We believe in strong moral values that shape our ideologies. Our ‘green’ values form our guiding belief system. Our green values demonstrate positive attitude, positive purpose, new friendships bad a kind heart.
Green House Farming:
We believe in green business. Agribusiness is our major endeavor where we do greenhouse farming. As a climate change adaptation and mitigation technique we employ organic farming. We do tomatoes, yellow capsicum and traditional vegetables, which we supply to local market chains.
Community Service:
Genuine service to humanity us our driving force in this. We engage in activities that positively impact on the community. We have so far engaged in:
• Tree planting (more than 1000 seedlings) in Runyenjes, Moi High SchoolMbiruri and Embu Town, Kirimari High School in partnership with KIM – Embu branch.
• Monthly visits to Children’sHomes within our community.
• Engaged in clean-up activities in Embu town and estates.
     Our Projects
Detergent Making:
We manufacture the EML-CAPSUPA detergent, made out of organic ingredients that have no environmental impact. The detergent produces good results in laundry, dishes and floor washing. We carry it out as a green business enterprise and do supplies to institutions and individual community members. As an environmental conservation strategy, we package the detergent in used plastic containers. As the group’s community responsibility, we train registered women and youth groups on the same and incorporate them into our ACT against climate change campaign.

Bead Work:
Beadwork is an art that entails skills used to make ornaments for beautification purposes. This art involves colour combination, creativity and pattern making. We make ornaments from waste paper and wood hence promoting recycling. Such ornaments are: earrings, bangles, bracelets and necklaces.
Mat Making:
It involves production of hand knitted mats that are used to dust off shoes especially when getting into a house or an office or hanged on walls to relay a certain message. It involves knitting skills with an addition of good sense of interior décor and colour combination. We carry the project out as a business enterprise.
CAPSAY and the Climate Change Action Teams Project
The LCAP project aims to lead positive youth action in Kenya, and by example to inspire a wider range of stakeholders to do the same. LCAP strive to help turn the negative image of youth, fueled by poverty and desperate need, into a positive picture of young people committed to sustainable development. LCAP members are at the cutting edge of helping to build community resilience, while at the same time providing effective stewardship for the environment.
The LCAP project began in August 2011 and now is growing to include youth groups in sixteen different community settings across Kenya. Each group is fully registered and has a bank account. Groups also boast an office base with furniture, IT equipment and land space to run horticultural projects and display their work. Their projects reflect the different needs of their community but are all green (i.e. friendly to the environment) and all set out to demonstrate ways of creating practical actions that lead to community benefits.