Komba Safaris Newsletter
12 December 2019 (no. 2)
JAMBO
We dedicate this newsletter to the teachers who are making great strides in their tree planting initiatives during their 2 month holiday. Komba Safaris will begin Phase 2 sometime in January 2020. Please use this newsletter as a source of information and as an avenue for sharing your stories with us.

OUR PARTNERS
WILDLIFE CLUBS OF KENYA
ROTARY CLUB OF LOS ALTOS

WITH SPECIAL ASSISTANCE FROM
UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
AFRICAN FUND FOR ENDANGERED WILDLIFE
ROTARIAN ACTION GROUP FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES
RIFT VALLEY ADVENTURES
Calling all Storytellers
If you have an original short story to share (1-2 pages) about Kenyan wildlife, please send it to Rachael Blair (e-mail below). Your story may be selected to appear in a published book and all of the proceeds will go to our Komba Safaris project. Stories can be any genre you desire (e.g., myth, non-fiction, comedy, fantasy, etc.).
DEADLINE 30 JANUARY 2020
Planting 350 trees plus...
Nicholas and Patrick, WCK patrons from the Ndemu Primary School in Nanyuki, Kenya have been busy planting trees consisting of mexican green ash, jacaranda, pine and oak in various areas. We are very proud of their efforts.

They have planted trees in:
Ndemu Prinary School
Ntumburu, Meru County
Rehema Children's Home
Liberty Christian Centre

Nicholas has engaged many stakeholders in these communities and has their assurances that they will take care of the trees. In fact, Nicholas has galvanized the help of a local church to help with the planting and maintenance of the trees.
Rabai Road Primary School and Tree Planting
Led by wildlife patron Mr. Johnson and head teacher, Mrs. Teresa Mbogo, they were able to plant 500 tree seedlings with the help of the primary school students.
Student at Rabai Road Primary School.
Akiba Primary School and Rabbit Rearing
WCK patron, Brian Oviyo, from the Akiba Primary School, has enriched the learning of his primary school students by introducing a thriving rabbit rearing project. The children clean the cages and feed the rabbits. Brian also plans on planting trees and improve the school's vegetable garden.
Acknowledging the good that is already in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
- Eckhart Tolle
ABOUT KOMBA SAFARIS
Komba Safaris is a pilot project spearheaded and financed by Rotarians in California, Rotary Club of Los Altos (San Francisco Bay area) and Kindness in Action, Inc. USA (KIA). It was inspired by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and is being implemented by the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya. The WCK created a key program (Komba Safaris) that educates students through outdoor learning by taking them to areas of wildlife importance where they are taught how to conserve and appreciate wildlife and how that relates to the world and its ecosystems. The safaris expose students to common environmental challenges and how they can be addressed. The WCK has selected 17 primary school wildlife clubs from slum areas of Nairobi (Kibera, the largest urban slum in Africa, Kangemi, Kawangware) and just recently in Nanyuki, where the students participated in a specialized safari created by Rift Valley Adventures in Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

For more information contact:
George Njagi, Wildife Clubs of Kenya

Clari Nolet, Rotary Club of Los Altos (San Francisco Bay Area)

Rachael Blair, Kindness in Action, Inc. USA

We thank all of our partners for their assistance and enthusiasm.
Photos taken by Brian Oviyo, Patrick from Ndemu Primary School, Mr. Johnson et al from Rabai Road Primary School and Rachael Blair.
Kindness in Action, Inc.
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