The Lewa Education Program supports 21 schools in the areas neighboring the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. It does this through construction of classrooms, lavatories, libraries, boarding facilities, dining halls, kitchens, teachers’ housing, fences, laboratories and more.
The program also provides scholarships to over 400 promising students from financially challenged backgrounds, and also oversees six adult literacy centers and a digital literacy program.
Close to 6,500 children and 300 adults benefit from this extensive program that best demonstrates how conservation of endangered species can transform the fate of communities by facilitating development.
General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Chalk, College-ruled Paper, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pencil Cases/Bags, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, Solar Calculators, Solar Lantern Lights, and Wide-ruled Paper
(English and Swahili) Math, Human Body, Language, Science, and World Maps
(English and Swahili) Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias
(English and Swahili) Alphabet, Math, and Word
(English and Swahili) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math
Beads for Bead Work, Craft Glue, Earring Hooks, Sewing Needles, Thread, Watercolor Paints, and Watercolor Paint Brushes
Educational Software, Flash Drives/Memory Sticks, Printer Cartridges, and Solar-Powered Working Laptops
Chess Sets, Puzzles, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys
Harmonicas/Kazoos, Recorders, and Triangles
Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer, and Whistles
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, and Sanitary Napkins
Markers, Pencils, Pens, Printer Paper, Rulers, Scissors, Solar Calculators, and Staplers
Bowls, Pans, Plastic Serving Bowls, Plastic Serving Cups, Plastic Serving Plates, Pots, Serving Spoons, and Spatulas
Gardening Gloves, Hand Fork, and Spades
The Lewa Health Care Programme is a vital part of their community development outreach. Lewa manages three clinics in the region, serving thousands of individual who would otherwise have no access to health care.
The year 2009 witnessed a growth of the Lewa Health Care Programme. The number of clinics under Lewa’s operation increased from two to three with the re-opening of the Ngare Ndare clinic on the western side of the Conservancy.
The Lewa, Leparua, and Ngare Ndare clinics served the staff and communities in a professional manner under the guidance of Dr. Abid Butt, the Lewa consulting doctor.
Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, Gauze, Thermometers (Digital), and Dressings
Stethoscope and Autoscopes
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent) and Pregnancy Testing Kits
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.