The Wangari Muta Maathai (WMM) House will be a celebration of Wangari Maathai’s life and capture in three dimensions the vision, passion, and holistic consciousness of the first African woman and first environmentalist to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Wangari Muta Maathai House (WMMH) seeks to instill the conviction that everyone can be a force for positive change with commitment, persistence and patience by celebrating the life and work of Wangari Maathai.
The Wangari Muta Maathai House will promote positive values that foster cultures of peace transparency, accountability, honesty, tolerance and love for the environment. Its ultimate goal is to inspire people, young and old, to lead lives of purpose and service and use the example of Prof. Wangari Muta Maathai’s life as a learning model for future environmental leaders.
The house will provide an opportunity to explore Wangari Maathai in all her facets: activist, environmentalist, peace laureate, elder, politician, mother, educator, movement builder, a believer in women’s empowerment, writer, and cultural & spiritual person.
Through programs, exhibits and activities, the Wangari Muta Maathai House will share the values, inspirations, and accomplishments, that made Prof. Wangari Maathai one of the most beloved symbols of peace, environmental conservation, and women’s empowerment in Kenya and around the world.
By providing a beautiful, relaxing place that inspires reflection and action the Wangari Muta Maathai House will open up space for Kenyans, Africans and the rest of the world to find a way to do their “little thing”, and effect lasting change in their environment.