Purdue Students Helping Kenyan Children – by Peter Towett of Amara
We would love to be able to give every single student in Kenya the opportunity to visit Kenya’s National Parks, but it’s an expensive endeavor. Seeing wild animals in their own habitats helps the children understand the vital heritage we have and the importance of protecting them.
We have been thrilled to have groups of students from Purdue University fund raise to make this dream come true for the kids! Having given an educational trip to Tsavo National Park for 2 other schools last year - this time in May 2014, Mlilo Primary School had all the smiles for the opportunity of a lifetime to visit these wonderful places and learn more about wild animals.
We registered the students and school to join WildlifeClubs of Kenya, allowing them special rates to enter the park and the chance to be involved in other events with WCK. We rented a big bus and brought lunch for everyone.
The Purdue students came to Kenya to join Amara Conservation. We toured Tsavo West National Park, located in the Coast Province of Kenya covering an area of 9,065 sq. km. Students were able to see: elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, hippos, lesser kudu, waterbuck, impalas and the most rare sight in Tsavo – they actually saw a leopard!