During the month of September, the DSWT carried out 7 school field trips to both Tsavo East and Tsavo West National Parks, where 150 school children and 18 teachers were guided by the DSWT’s Community Outreach Officer in the Trust’s field trip bus. This action-packed school trip allows the children to get up close to wildlife, walk along nature trails and interact with KWS officers and employees during visits to the Park’s learning centres.
The DSWT also visited two schools in September with the mobile film unit and screened two films adapted for Kenyan school children depicting the importance of wild places and protecting all wildlife.
77 custom built desks which are sustainably designed to be more durable, were also donated to a number of underprivileged schools during the month. The DSWT also carried out regular maintenance of the elephant-beehive fence line at Iviani village bordering Tsavo East National Park.