To advance the legacy of Prof. Wangari Maathai by nurturing a culture of purpose and integrity that inspires courageous leadership


By 2020 we have created a vibrant forum focused on children and youth that educates, empowers, and engages them to grow into responsible citizens.


Establish the Wangari Muta Maathai House – a place for reflection, inspiration, and action

Develop and run the “WanaKesho” Program (“Children of Tomorrow”)

Set-up an outstanding leadership development program – the “En-Courage Leadership Initiative”


  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Life Of Purpose
  • Relevance & Responsiveness

About The Wangari Maathai Foundation

The Wangari Maathai Foundation was established on March 6, 2015 to initiate and support projects that further the values, legacy, vision and commitment of Wangari Muta Maathai and her understanding of the interconnectedness of the environment, democracy and peace. The Wangari Muta Maathai House will be the flagship project of the Wangari Maathai Foundation.

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About Wangari Maathai

Professor Maathai was internationally acknowledged for her struggle for democracy, human rights, and environmental conservation, She received numerous local & international awards, founded the Green Belt Movement and was the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

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Wangari’s little thing was planting trees, and she believed that if all of us had a little thing, then together, we could make the world a better place.