The Lewa Education Program supports 23 schools that serve 12,000 children from ages 5 through 20 years old in the areas neighboring the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Northern Kenya. It does this through the construction of classrooms, lavatories, libraries, boarding facilities, dining halls, kitchens, teachers housing, fences, laboratories and more.
It also has a digital literacy program that is a technological capacity-building program to equip learners in the schools with early digital skills and the capacity to apply these skills in addressing their social challenges.
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.
Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.
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.