The Lewa School/Labarua School strives to provide conservation education. In order for local people to live in harmony with wildlife, conservation efforts must bring tangible benefits to the communities. The LEP in partnership with Lewa’s Research Department addresses this challenge, dispelling negative myths about wildlife through conservation education.
We also demonstrate that wildlife has an inherent value and can create revenue for those who embrace it. Pupils come on an educational field trip and picnic in the conservancy where they see animals like the endangered black rhino and Grevy’s zebra.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Colored Pencils, and Crayons
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English) Language, Math, Science, and World Maps
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books
Watercolor Paints and Brushes
Chess Sets and Scrabble
Recorders and Xylophones
Frisbees, Netball/Basketballs, and Soccer Balls
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes
Pepo La Tumani Jangwani started in the late 1990s in Northern Kenya (Isiolo) and has helped over 1,000 children receive a comprehensive education. They currently serve about 70 children ages 7 through 16. They focus mainly on orphaned children who are head of households who would not have a chance of education without Pepo La Tumani.
General School Supplies:
Solar Calculators and Solar Lantern Lights
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
(English) *Alphabet, *Math, and *Word
*Human Body, *Language, *Math, *Science, and *World Maps
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
*Acrylic Paints and Brushes, *Beads for Bead Work, *Buttons, *Craft Glue, *Craft Scissors, *Earring Hooks, *Fashion Magazines, *Gage Wire, *Sewing Needles, *Thread, *Watercolor Paints and Brushes, and *Wire Cutters
Castanets, Cymbals, Harmonicas/Kazoos, Maracas, Recorders, Tambourines, Triangles, and Xylophones
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, Tennis Balls, and Whistles
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and New Underwear
Mosquito Nets and Pillows
Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.
Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.