Support of the orphans in memory of the Westgate victims

21st September was a day of remembrance for Kenyans and the anniversary of a day that Kenya will never forget

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21st September was a day of remembrance for Kenyans and the anniversary of a day that Kenya will never forget. It is hard to believe that it was only a year ago that the Westgate Mall tragedy unfolded when it was attacked by terrorists and many lives were forever changed. In memory of the victims of the Westgate attack, and in an effort to support the Trust and help the orphaned elephants, the community of the Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Temple Nairobi adopted 67 orphans, pledging to renew these fosterings every year. 

Yesterday 80 members from the community came to the orphanage to offer their prayers in memory of the victims of the attack but also for the orphaned elephants, so that they may all live long and healthy lives back in the wild where they rightfully belong. The DSWT was both touched and deeply humbled by the love and generosity shown by this community and our heartfelt thanks to everyone involved for their generous consideration of Kenya’s elephants at such a poignant time.