Chui Team Mtito Update: 01 May 2010
Patrick Kimeu – Team Leader Nterito Kapina James Nyumu Vincent Mutua Samuel Lolchuraki
During the month of May the Mtito team conducted its de-snaring activities at the following areas: The Kibwezi forest and the surrounding area
The Mtito team has been carrying out patrols under the leadership of the new Team Leader, who until recently, has been under the supervision of Chyulu team leader. This month the Chyulu team leader took his team to patrol inside the Chyulu National Park near the Mukururo area, leaving the Mtito Team in charge of patrolling the Kibwezi forest. The Mtito Team plans to return to its areas of patrol as soon as the training is completed. During the months patrols a total of 11 arrests were made. The team based its camp at Kenze and patrolled the eastern side of Kibwezi forest. Four charcoal burners were arrested during an ambush near their kilns early in the morning.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH Kyusiani primary school desks donation This school was presented with 30 desks donated by the trust. The entire school fraternity could not hide its joy as the desks were received with much appreciation. Different speeches from the head teacher, pupils and parents reaffirmed just how grateful they all were to the trust. The Parents pledged to support conservation efforts in their area.
Iviani and Kikwasuni primary schools trips Both these schools benefited with a school trip to Tsavo west national park. Though it was not the first time for some of the pupils, the children were overjoyed to have this experience. During the trip, a variety of wild game was seen and the team leader explained the importance of wildlife and their correlation with forests.
Nguumo Secondary school video show A video show was screened at the Nguumo Secondary school aimed at sensitizing the students to conservation. The mobile cinema show was received with great appreciation and a lot of positive conservation issues were understood by the students. Many of them asked the Team questions regarding the environment during the open discussion which followed.