Another day out in the wild

Michel wrote this at 09:31 :

mlt03303.jpg We organised another day in the Nairobi National Park, this time we got a bit more organised. We contacted the Laikipia Wildlife Forum.

This organisation is doing a great job supervising the implementation of several wildlife and community based projects in the Northern part of the country. I knew that they had an environmental program and asked them if they could send their implementation officer to give a speech to the kids. They accepted and we took care of his transport and accommodation costs.
It was great to see the kids listening to a lecture on the various animals and how beneficial it could be to preserve them, and how the wildlife can potentially assist to provide work through tourism. At the end of the day, when we asked the orphans what job they wanted to do when they were older: nearly all of them replied rangers or tour guides. I thought that was quite positive.
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Bramwell’s bicycle

Michel wrote this at 08:07 :

bramwellsbike.jpg Bramwell, the eldest boy in the orphanage (18 yrs) is now going to computer college thanks to a generous donation. It all started on the 5th May 08. The college is quite a long way so African Latitude has donated a bicycle to help him to get to school on time (a mountain bike is what you need to get through the mud holes of Kibera!)

African Latitude Involvement in Kibera Orphanage

Michel wrote this at 08:04 :

black-board.jpg In recent months African Latitude has been involved in supporting a small orphanage in the Nairobi slums Kibera. Michel Laplace Toulouse our Managing Director met a volunteer worker Florence, see her blog Nowhere in Kenya & was introduced to the orphanage ‘parents’ and the children. Great foster parents and great kids who deserve a little push in life.

Since then African Latitude has contributed to the life of Siloam children, helping them in many different ways.

- March 2008: African Latitude purchased several blackboards for the primary school.

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