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6 Kenyan Students Sponsored in Conservation Leadership

Great Plains-sponsored students are leading their classes in their Conservation Leadership diplomas

Kenya Wildlife Trust (KWT) is a renowned Kenyan non-profit organization dedicated to three of Kenya’s most important ecosystems: Greater Mara, Samburu, Laikipia and Amboseli-Tsavo. KWT’s Conservation Leadership Program’s mission is to raise Kenya’s next generation of home-grown conservationists and it is highly successful for upskilling young people into jobs in conservation in Kenya. Great Plains currently sponsors 6 students to both earn diplomas at the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute and receive additional guidance and support through KWT’s Conservation Leadership Program.

This quarter the students were put through their paces with a range of activities. The students hiked 37km up Mount Longonot for an overnight wilderness survival camp. The camp included lessons on water rescue, navigation, team building, leadership and trekking. The trainees were then taken on a field training in Amboseli National Park’s salty lake ecosystem, Tsavo West National Park, Mombasa’s Haller Park and finally Watamu National Park where they conducted a beach clean-up exercise. The Evergreen Group continue with their tree planting project, planting indigenous trees for conservation and sustainability.

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