Dear Friend of Ol Pejeta: Solar lights up a school; Rhino baby boom and more…
Solar Lights Up the Way for Determined Students
Imagine facing a 15-kilometre trek to school. And, when you get to school, no electricity means you strain your eyes in dark classrooms.
That’s exactly what the students at Mwituria School face everyday – but despite these challenges, remain dedicated and determined students with a thirst for knowledge and the dream of a better future.
Now, thanks to Woodpecker International Education Consulting of Beijing, China, the school has a sustainable and free source of electricity. Through their Sino-African Education Hope Program, this organization has funded the installation of solar power at Mwituria.
There are few things that can brighten our day quite like a newborn black rhino. Not only are they adorable, but every one represents a ray of hope for the conservation of a critically endangered species.
Our wildlife team delivered some good news this month, when they drew up a chart of all the breeding female black rhinos on Ol Pejeta, and calculated that between them they would produce an impressive 16 calves over the next three years.
As well as providing adrenaline junkies with the adventure of a lifetime, and bringing in valuable revenue for the Ol Pejeta Conservancy as they do so, Rift Valley Adventures also support community projects around the conservancy.
The Highland Games brings together communities from all over the Laikipia region to celebrate and encourage peace and conservation. This year, Ol Pejeta competed in football, volleyball, and most successfully, athletics.
ATCNews : Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome is the publisher of ATCNews, Eastern Africa’s leading aviation, tourism and conservation news blog of its kind. Wolfgang has over 45 years of experience in the tourism, aviation and conservation fields in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, covering all aspects of safari operations, hotel operations and air operations. Since 1992 he resides in Uganda, previously living for 17 years in Kenya.