Education is the Power for Change
The Great Plains Foundation is committed to investing in communities. Through its vast network, the Great Plains Foundation identifies projects that are action-oriented and embraced by the communities which they serve, believing in partnering with local community groups to implement its projects because working together creates real, lasting change. Sustainable conservation is inextricably linked to the communities living among wildlife and protected lands. Without community-supported initiatives, and a focus on the future, lasting conservation legacies are not possible.
For this reason, the Great Plains Foundation focuses on investing in the next generation of conservationists with hundreds of local youth at a pivotal time in their lives.
The Great Plains Foundation is closely entwined with the for-profit safari organisation Great Plains Conservation. Guests to the safari camps are always looking to get involved and support the Foundation initiatives where possible and one of the options is to donate school supplies to local schools around the area around the Chyulu Hills, Kenya.
Recently, the team at ol Donyo Lodge visited Kalesirua Primary school to donate school supplies to the pupils between 8 – 12 years old. Great Plains Foundation is currently supporting 24 teachers salaries across 16 schools the Mbirikani Ranch Group, with 2 teachers being at Kalesirua Primary. The donation day was a great time for the ol Donyo team (Konee, Dan, James and Marietta) to catch up with the teachers and the impact of their schools on the youth, the future generation.
The donation included footballs, English Dictionaries, story books, assorted stationary including paper writing pads and pens, colouring pencils, drawing pads, children’s games and toys.