Project Description

WildlifeDirect launches the Wildlife Warriors program

July, 2018 | Trish Sewe

Vincent Ontita, Education and Outreach Manager explains what the Wildlife Warriors program is about.

WildlifeDirect has launched an education program that introduces Kenyan children to endangered wildlife through a nationwide program targeting public primary schools. Wildlife Warriors Program leverages on Safaricom 2018 calendar, use of companion activity books, learning materials and field trips to engage students on wildlife.

Our Education and Outreach team in partnership with Storymoja conducted four regional trainings in Nairobi, Kisumu, Isiolo and Mombasa. A total of 60 teachers from 30 primary schools attended the training workshops.

The teachers were eager to start environmental clubs in their respective schools and pass knowledge on wildlife to their students. They agreed that there was a pressing need to connect Kenyans to their wildlife and inspire them act to conserve it.

The first year of the Wildlife Warriors Program has been funded by Safaricom.

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