Wildlife Warrior Scholar, Joel, recently joined Elewana’s trainee programme. Hailing from Samburu, Joel began school as a shy, quiet youngster who matured tremendously in the Wildlife Warrior Scholar programme. Now as an Elewana trainee, he works alongside the senior maintenance team at Loisaba, handling small repairs, learning about the fairly complex water purification plant and the intricacies of swimming pool maintenance. He is also working hard in the shamba as well as the camp gardens, assisting with record keeping and Loisaba Conservancy's Opuntia eradication program. He has great potential and as he gains more confidence and the camps reopen, we hope to be able to involve him in other areas such as front office, housekeeping, and more.
In other news, Land & Life Foundation is also currently in the process of selecting 12 new youngsters for the Wildlife Warrior four year secondary school scholarship. Each scholarship is valued at $3,000 which covers tuition and annual scholars' retreats for four years.
Recent Land & Life donations totalling $9,810 were put towards Morijo Primary, a supported school near Lodo Springs in Loisaba, Kenya. Funds will provide a new classroom with 30 desks, a water tank, repairs to a nearby borehole and school meals for 118 children for 8 months.