Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Ol Moti Primary School

(C)BF Kenya

Founded in 1981 Ol Moti is a boarding school location in the Rift Valley province, Kajiado district (at the foot of it Mount Kilimanjaro), 7km from Amboseli National Park with strong links to 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: 361

Age range: 3-17

Male: female ratio: 3:2

Local wildlife/environmental challenges:

  1. Human-wildlife conflict (especially with elephants)
  2. Land degradation
  3. Water and sanitation related diseases

Key achievements in 2014/15:

  1. Support for the environmental club & provision of dustbins helped to keep the school clean and prevent litter impacting the local wildlife, club members also created awareness on the importance of keeping the school clean and encouraging the rest of the students to take care of the trees at the school;
  2. Mosquito nets are helping to reduce malaria incidents and thus giving children a chance to concentrate in their studies.

2015/16 funding:

  • Girl’s dormitory drainage system and hand washing points will increase hygiene and student health;
  • Support for the wildlife club as well as computer and printer repairs will also assist in their environmental studies.
Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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