NECOS provides training and facilitates the construction of the Oka Dry Toilet among the communities, this is a new sanitary facility regarded as an alternative, appropriate and innovative sanitary technology which will aid paradigm shift from the use of traditional pit-latrine and soaka-aways that contributes to faecal contamination of ground water.
NECOS facilitates awareness creation and sensitization activities on Hygiene promotion and distribute soap and chlorine its communities and schools. This aims at promoting of hand washing practices and facilities.
NECOS is working with government schools and community schools in the operational areas. The projects take good knowledge and practices related to water supply, sanitation and hygiene practices the School Eco clubs.
The project provides services through primary waste collection both in the community and schools. The project also aims at promoting waste recycling, source separation and composting to turn waste into income generating sources (manure) and to promote household food security in the community.
Development actors have concentrated on developing community capacity to attain food security. The need for community to become income secure has increasingly become an important factor to sustainable development. People need money to pay for education, health services, clothing, and other basic necessities. NECOS supports initiatives such as block making that enhance local communities’ capacities to earn money to improve their livelihoods and attain income security..
The group has premised its work on raising awareness on issues that affect various sectors of society ranging from ecological, political, economical and social issues through social drama. .
NECOS documents its experiences and lessons learnt from its work for purposes of creating awareness. The organization participates in local, regional and international fora and is also a member of various national and regional civil society networks which provide a platform for learning and experience sharing.
The aim of the project is to make water available, accessible, and quality supply to the community using a Water Kiosk approach for peri-urban, suitable technologies for low-cost areas to supply safe water to many people. The water quality test shall be regularly conducted to ensure safe water is supplied to community members.
The project seeks to promote community innovations that enhance community response to climate change. This is done through harnessing the available natural resources in an integrated manner. The key natural resources found in the target communities and relevant to the intervention include land, water (perennial drainages) and trees. The innovation is developed on the premise of NECOS belief that prudent use of local resources in an integrated manner increases community productivity and enhances community resilience to climate change impacts. Awareness, information and accurate knowledge on climate change, NECOS distributes tree plants to inspire local communities to take full responsibility in the manner they utilize their natural resources. .
NECOS provides training and promotes mainly agro forestry and organic (using compost material from dry toilets as fertilizer) agriculture among community member and partners. Sustainable agriculture provides an alternative to conventional farming for communities who are not able to afford synthetic fertilizers due to high costs.
NECOS facilitates awareness creation and sensitization activities on HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Gender based violence among its partner communities and members.
NECOS conducts trainings and skills development for Artisans in;