Our Community Outreach Projects

Over the years, we at Gamewatchers Safaris and Porini Camps have participated in various projects within our partner communities and the conservancies.

We support a number of life-changing initiatives to which our clients are invited to make contributions.

 

 

Donations go a long way in assisting the communities surrounding the conservancies and leave a life-long impression in their lives.

The focus of our Community Outreach Projects is on three core areas:

Conservation

Education

Water

See below for more details of our current projects. To make a donation to one or more of these important initiatives – please click here .

We can arrange for your contribution to be collected by credit / debit card (Visa or Mastercard) via our secure online payment system.

Your generosity goes a long way and we will send you updates on how your donations have been utilised in the community.

Thank You

 

Client Donations to date: US $30,585

We are very grateful to the following clients for their kind contributions to the projects listed below:
Roger Edgerly, William Forrest, Sui-Chun (Kim) Liu, Melissa Schmidt, Barbara Douglas, Carol Robert, Jim Sandler, Priscilla (Penny) Bosworth, Olga Zolotova & Lisa Marsden , Kathryn Day, Asta Gudmundsdottir, Alex Leung, Gordon Taylor, Steven Hamburger , Jane & John Skillen, Jonathan Wiggins, Kathleen Kerr, Jean Innes, Rustin McCoy, Mark Middleton, Dorian Carloni, Susan Snashall, Nicole Goodfellow, Jenny Tucker, Marianne Lindblad, Jatin Mava, Robert Nimkoff, Caroline Mulvin, Grant Leach, Virginia Silvester, Karen De Willimoff, Amy Lee, Qing Dong, Howard Birnbaum, William Bredall, Frank Carsten Thiel, Barbara and Peter Gifford, Maria Tyrell, Rob Shaw-Fuller, C. Riggs
Our grateful thanks also go to:
  • Penny Bosworth for her donations towards the Tree Planting Project at Iloirero Primary School
  • Phil Edwards & Sabrina Blauvelt for their purchase of school uniforms for Iloirero Primary School
  • Nicole Goodfellow for her substantial contribution to kitchen renovations at Oloibor Murt Primary School and a further contribution to the School Bursary Fund in Ol Kinyei.
  • Richard & June Doig for raising $1,000 from contributions to celebrate  their Ruby Wedding Anniversary for the purchase of school shoes for the 50 youngest pupils at Ol Kinyei School

Thank you all !

 

Ilmonchin School Sanitation Project

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) conditions in rural Kenya are a big problem. Our latest project addresses a much-neglected but vital issue for school children in rural Kenya and that is the subject of provision of adequate toilet facilities in the schools. For this project we are partnering with Dig Deep, a UK charity working to transform the lives of children and communities in rural Kenya, to improve facilities for Ilmonchin Primary School in Ol Kinyei Community.

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Ol Kinyei Bursary Fund

We are supporting the families of Ol Kinyei with our Bursary Fund, alleviating some of the financial burden of the childrens’ education.

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Koiyaki Guiding School Scholarship Fund

The Koiyaki Guiding School provides tourism training for the Maasai. The Scholarship Fund creates opportunities for promising youth who show a passion for wildlife and conservation, but who may not be able to afford the school fees.

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Porini Boma Strengthening Programme

We aid the local Maasai in reinforcing their traditionally constructed bomas to help prevent predators from entering the Maasai village and livestock enclosures. The reinforced bomas ensure that predators that target their natural prey are no longer threats to the community.

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Porini Conservancies Rangers Programme

Rangers are the backbone in ensuring wildlife and habitat security in Kenya’s Parks, Reserves and Conservancies. As our conservancies have grown, so has the need for more rangers. We ensure that our partner communities see a direct benefit from this initiative as we employ 100% of our rangers from within the local villages.

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Provision of Water to Selenkay Villages

As part of our pledge to support the communities from which we lease conservancy land, we have improved access to safe water with the provision of water tanks. The project now raises funds towards the cost of the ongoing water deliveries.

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St Lazarus Community School

We support the St Lazarus Community School in Nairobi’s Kibera area (the most populated slum in sub-Saharan Africa). The school was established to help the numerous disadvantaged children in the community gain access to an education, shelter and healthcare.

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