Welcome to our first
´╗┐Komba Safaris Newsletter´╗┐
We hope this will be the first of many newsletters informing our wonderful Komba Safaris team of the great work that is being done throughout the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya participating schools in Nairobi and Nanyuki, KENYA. 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
Dr. CK Dheenan (Rotarian)
Don and Paula Chu Fox (Rotarians)
Teacher Training at the Nairobi Nature Trail Walk
Kindness in Action sponsored a teacher training workshop for the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya patrons who have or will participate in Komba Safaris. The goal is to make sure all teachers have the resources and input required for a successful project. We thank George Njagi, Special Projects Manager for the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya, for organizing the workshop and komba safaris activities for both students and teachers. Our goal is to have frequent training workshops and follow-up for our teachers.
Winners of the Essay and Art Competition
We congratulate the primary and secondary school students throughout Kenya who participated in the essay and art competition sponsored by Kindness In Action. The theme this year was "The Future of Wildlife Lies in our Hands." The WCK received hundreds of entries and chose 65 winners.

The top 12 winners attend the following schools:
Kipkeino Primary School
Ayany Primary School
Tender Care Junior Academy
Mbagathi Road Primary School
Langata West Primary School
Sacred Hearts Primary School
Alliance Girls High School
Kitangani High School
Moi Girls High School
Jamuhuri High School
Ntugi Mixed Day High School
Jamuhuri High School
Highlights of the Komba Safaris Pilot Project
Community clean up day at Uhuru Primary School.
Head Teacher William Lusimbo of Uhuru Primary School with George Njagi, Dr. Loudon Blair and student.
George Njagi with teacher Gladys Mokua from Muthurwa Primary School showing us bird feeders made from recycled tires.
Teacher Beldinah from Muthurwa Primary School and student "extraordinaire" who designs sandals from recycled tires. Her entire class makes jewelry, sandals and other small items for extra school income.
A community clean up day in action as the students of Akiba Primary School gather their collected waste for proper disposal.
We visited Ndemu Primary School outside of Nanyuki and met Head Teacher, James Ngatia and Teachers Nicholas and Patrick. This school has a banana plantation, grows corn, fruit trees, vegetables and also has an extensive rain harvesting unit.
Students from Langata West Primary School feeding giraffes at the Giraffe Centre (Langata Rd.).
Students from Langata West Primary School just after lunch at the WCK on their Komba Safari outing. Next stop, the Nairobi Animal Orphanage.
A visit to the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage.
The Giraffe Centre gave Langata West Primary School tree saplings which will be planted at their school.
Our second Komba Safari at the Sanctuary Farm in Naivasha. The students from Mbagathi Primary School are seen here facing a baby hippo.
Having just seen giraffe, moneys, wildebeest, zebras and impala, the students from Mbagathi Primary School take a quick rest.
YOU BECOME MORE DIVINE AS YOU BECOME MORE CREATIVE
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 George Njagi, Dr. Loudon Blair, Richie Wachira and Rachael Blair.
Kindness in Action, Inc.
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