Wide Rescue Initiative Organization
Our mission is to conserve the environment, forests and protection of biodiversity, nature and invertebrates, as well as the protection of water resources, water, sanitation, tree planting and to improve the livelihoods of indigenous communities through agricultural development and sustainable agroforestry.
Now The LORD God had
planted a garden in the east, in Eden;
and there he put the man he had formed. And the LORD God made all kinds of trees
grow out of the ground – trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.
In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil.
“When You Plant a Tree, You
Participate in environmental conservation and overall nature
a) Nature conservancy and natural resources management
b) Protect and conserve invertebrates which contribute a lot
to the ecosystem
c) Food security and hunger through environmental conservation
under agroforestry programs
d) Conservation of river basins and mountains for climate
e) Promoting practical skills to the communities in
f) Resource mobilization for environmental protection and
g) To develop a resource center for information dissemination
and capacity building
h) Participate in cultural environmental protection and
preservation systems for indigenous trees which also play a role in herbal
i) Participate in reforestation, afforestation and
desertification prevention programs
j) To undertake research on environmental issues for
sustainable development purposes
k) To improve the livelihoods of indigenous communities
through Agricultural development, Eco tourism and sustainable agroforestry
l) Create awareness of health opportunistic threats and the
prevalent diseases and their control
m) Mitigation and control of natural disasters
n) Develop water resources
o) Waste management programs
p) Seek internal and external support in the form of donations
and in kind for sustainable development purposes
q) To liaise with other organizations having similar or
related objectives to those of WIRIO at any level
Wide Rescue Initiative
Organization (WIRIO) was founded in 2005 by planting Grevillea Robusta in Kisii
villages. The emphasis was to create community awareness of environment and
nature conservation, and to train young children and youth how to plant and
nurture trees to full growth. The program gradually expanded until WIRIO was
officially registered as a national non-profit, grass roots, non-governmental
organization on March 22 of 2007.
Since then we have worked to improve Kenyan forest cover by tree planting
multi-purpose, fast-growing trees and by offering agroforestry training manuals.
Rural communities have initiated environmentally friendly projects such as
aquaculture, agroforestry, apiculture, permaculture, forest gardens, water and
soil conservation, invertebrates conservation and other projects.
What We Do
Our projects address the
following environmental friendly priority areas:
We have initiated tree
planting projects undertaken by school students, youths, children, and both male
and female farmers. Trees have been planted in critical ecosystems such as along
river banks, mountains, forests and degraded environments. School children and
students have also planted them o their own school compounds.
Facilitate environmental, climate change and agroforestry training – key to
promoting good stewardship of natural resources
WIRIO promotes and conserves the environment to ensure it is clean and the proper utilization of
natural resources. We have initiated a program to help teens recognize their
impact on air pollution and on how they can limit this negative effect.
Facilitate Community Level Planning of Forestry Projects
Invite community groups, institutions, farmers, schools, churches and
relevant government ministries to participate in tree planting programs within
Invertebrates/Insects Conservation and Protection
We have initiated projects that support the existence of beneficial invertebrates/insects, such as bees, ladybugs, praying mantids and others, such projects as:
b) discouraging farmers
from using chemicals harmful to the delicate balance of life
c) encouraging farmers to
use traps and barriers to stem insect attack
d) the biological control
of insects - We have encouraged farmers to use this method. While most
gardeners/farmers are familiar with the predaceous ladybugs and praying mantids,
many lesser known beneficial insects and even pathogens deserve recognition as
effective natural control. We have also educated farmers and other groups on the
importance of ambush, assassin and damsel bugs and various caterpillars and
grubs, which are fierce predators of many insects.
e) We have initiated an
Integrated Pest Management programs and other pollinator programs.
For by him all things were
created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones
or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.
Undertake research on environmental issues for sustainable development
Water and Sanitation
Conservation Farming/Organic Farming
Community Sustainable Projects
WIRIO has initiated
vocational training centers i.e carpentry, tailoring, masonery, sewing etc.
The project, equips the youth, women and the disadvantaged people with life
More info available on our
Wide Rescue Initiative
Cooperative Bank Of Kenya
Dickson Omandi (Facebook)
Founder and Director
Cell phone number:+254725035528
WIRIO – Wide Rescue
P.O. Box 2849-40200 Kisii, Kenya