Who We are
Gilgil Climate Action Network (CAN) is a community -based organization in Gilgil that focuses on creating enterprise solutions to environmental in social issues as part of the Kenya CAT Network
• To economically empower the local community
• To address environmental isssues around Gilgil and undertake community development activities.
• To engage policy makers andlocal government authorities on issues of concern to local communities
Curbing Youth Unemployment
In an effort to curb the rising levels of youth unemployment, Gilgil CAN has formed a three- pronged approach to address the issue while at the same time protecting the immediate environment we live in. The three approaches are: Community Sensitization through outreach programs e.g. eco-tainment job creation through locally available resources e.g. briquette making teamwork, to build group capacity to support community outreach.
The briquette project is one of our major projects and income earner, undertaken in partnership with Sanata Charitable Trust where production happens. Currently, we have a distribution level of 100 tonnes of briquettes a month and plan to double this every six months. We also train local youth and women groups on briquette making to increase uptake of briquettes as alternative sources of energy to charcoal that is environmentally destructive.
CAN cleaning services is a janitorial business located in Gilgil Town. Established in 2013, the business offers cleaning, housekeeping, restroom sanitation, trash removal, vacuuming, dusting, day porters, floor care (all types except hardwood), strip and wax, buffing, washing, carpet shampooing, garage and parking lots, lawn mowing, window washing among other cleaning duties for all types of clients. The business was founded by youthful professionals with collective experience, who have pooled their resources to develop a new strategy for service delivery. At CAN cleaning services we use environment friendly products and equipment to ensure quality services.