Building a Community with Trash with Kevin Kimwelle

GBP £15.00

Online via immersive digital platform | Watch Live or On-demand
Wednesday 19th October 19:00 (BST)

Kevin is a Kenya-born architect and social entrepreneur who collects recycled and discarded materials from informal recyclers and local businesses. He then uses his skills, resources and community drive to construct buildings from the trash. Including schools, recycling depots, rainwater tanks and even solar panels for local communities.

As they say, ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ and Kevin certainly proves this. His projects have supported local healthcare facilities and Kevin joins us to discuss his innovative and resourceful approach.


What to expect

In this session Kevin will give healthcare professionals an overview of the social projects he has been instrumental in developing in South Africa.

How this initiative could be employed elsewhere, as well as considering what the next step in the established projects might be, and why all this matters to us as healthcare professionals.

Intended Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn about an initiative that has changed lives in townships in South Africa.
  2. Gain insight into how human health is indirectly reliant on numerous factors and is complexly interlinked with countless other industries outside of healthcare.
  3. Start to appreciate that in understanding a culture and its people, innovations can be employed from various industries to improve human health. Kevin discusses one such industry.
  4. Understand why and how, as healthcare professionals, we need to consider the important aspects of life that indirectly influence health and in addressing these needs, we can then start to think about more complex healthcare.
  5. Reflect on lessons learnt from these projects in South Africa and how they can be applied elsewhere, within South Africa, or overseas.

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