WILDLIFE AND EDUCATION
The Lewa Conservancy is the heart of wildlife conservation, sustainable development, and responsible tourism in northern Kenya. Lewa is a model for community conservation, a Unesco World Heritage Site and a founding member of the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. Save a Mind, Give a Choice Program is part of Lewa’s educational effort to support children throughout their entire educational career. Lewa provides funding to 21 government schools in the neighboring communities, benefitting over 6,500 children.
March to the Top provides funds for both Lewa’s conservancy and education initiatives. We support Lewa’s efforts to provide food and funding for students to further their education through the Save a Mind, Give a Choice program. More than 150 children have benefited from the education offered with several going on to graduate from university. We also support wildlife security initiatives at Lewa.
WHY IT MATTERS
Communities have a critical role to play in biodiversity conservation. Wildlife is a valued asset — the more wildlife, the more that tourism will thrive and contribute to the local economy. Food and funding for education are also critical to enhance the well-being of these communities. It’s not just about conserving wildlife or creating jobs. It is also about encouraging new projects, inclusive decision making, and cultivating a new generation of leaders.
“When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”
– Aldo Leopold
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