Only 2 days left to get limited edition shirts designed by @Bonfire to represent Lewa's commitment to people + wildlife through community-based #conservation. The perfect holiday gift for the #conservationists in your life! 🦏
Asante sana to those who took the time to vote for us in the Google Impact Challenge Kenya. We won in the People's Choice category, meaning that we got the most votes. What an amazing honour!
With the $250,000 prize, we are now poised to scale our Digital Literacy Programme to reach more young people living in the remote areas that surround our Conservancy. Thank you @google for this incredible opportunity.
This year’s BIG GIVE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE begins today at midday. Double the impact of your donation by clicking on LINK IN BIO. Funds raised this year will go towards improving food security for our surrounding communities. We are aiming to raise £30,000 which will allow us to: •Provide safe and reliable water access for 25,000 people •Provide sustainable agriculture training for 3,000 subsistence farmers •Expand the microcredit revolving loan fund to benefit an additional 2,000 women •Cover the maintenance and fuel for a vehicle for research teams to monitor the health of the greater ecosystem . . . .
Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday - your antidote to the holiday shopping frenzy! This year, we're raising money to support our Community Development Program's sustainable agriculture initiative. With your help, we can protect our ecosystem for people and wildlife. https://give.classy.org/lewacommunity
IUCN Recognises Lewa as one of the World's 40 Best Protected Areas:
Yesterday, we received exciting news that we have once again been included in the prestigious IUCN Green List of Protected areas, one of only 3 Kenyan organisations to feature! The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it.
The sites on the IUCN Green List have reached a standard of excellence, with clear and measurable benefits for nature and local communities. For us to be included in the list, we had to demonstrate excellence based on a rigorous assessment of 17 criteria of success in four areas: governance, management, design and planning, and conservation outcomes. We are privileged to be recognised as being among the most effectively managed sites in the world once again. Thank you to all who continue to make our work possible!
VOTE FOR LEWA IN THE NEXT FEW HOURS FOR US TO RECEIVE $250,000 FROM GOOGLE!
Voting closes in a few hours, and we need you. To be one of the four challenge champions that will receive a grant of $250,000, we need as many votes as possible. If you haven't voted for us already, we need you!
To vote, click the link on the bio. It only takes a minute.
By voting, you'll be helping us provide quality digital education to students and young people in remote areas. Please help spread the word by sharing the voting link with your contacts, and help us secure as many votes as possible.
Tis the season for Lewa events! Taking the bush to the City... Yesterday evening, we were privileged to host Kenyan business leaders for a cocktail party in honour of our work in Nairobi. It was a fantastic evening full of great conversations.
Thank you to all who came, and especially our board members Michael Joseph, Mbuvi Ngunze, Dr James Mworia, Dr Julius Kipng’etich, Prof Patricia Mbote and Munira Bashir for making the event a success.
We look forward to making this an annual event, and exploring opportunities to work with more business leaders. And we do admit it’s occasionally fun to wear suits and dresses!