Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Lenkisem School

(C)BF Kenya

This boarding school is located 25km from Amboseli National park in southern Kenya and has strong links with the team and work of Born Free Kenya.

Kenya is of historical significance to the Born Free Foundation and is the reason why Born Free Kenya was established. Born Free Kenya protects wild animals through de-snaring, wildlife monitoring and human-wildlife conflict mitigation projects, while working with communities and local partners to change attitudes and policies, working to ensure a safe and thriving future for Kenya’s magnificent wildlife.

Students: 174

Age range: 17-23 years

Male: female ratio: 3:1

Local wildlife/environmental challenges:

  1. Water & sanitation (drought, pollution etc.);

Key achievements in 2014/15:

  1. Formation of an environmental club and installation of dustbins is helping to keep the school clean and preventing litter from the school from having a negative impact on the surrounding land and wildlife;
  2. Repair of pit latrines, installation of hand washing points and a sanitation campaign helped to improve hygiene and reduced the chances of infections allowing the students to focus more on their education.

Key achievements in 2015/16:

  1. A new water tank ensured a supply of clean water for the students;
  2. Support for the wildlife club allowed the members to enhance their learning about their local wildlife.

Key achievements in 2016/17:

  1. Fire extinguishers helped to improve safety within the school
  2. Reference books for the school helped with general learning with benefits for overall performance
  3. Environmental club support enhanced the understanding of environmental issues that affect wildlife and people amongst the students.

2017/18 funding:

  1. Maintenance: Over the years much infrastructure has been built at Lenkisem School either by Born Free or our partners, Schools for Kenya. This infrastructure now needs minor repairs and renovations to ensure the safety of the students and the longevity of the structures.
  2. Wildlife Day: A school activity day to promote environmental learning, investigation and awareness amongst the students and community.
Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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