Who We Are

Who We Are:

African Fund for Endangered Wildlife Kenya limited (AFEW (K) LTD) also known as the Giraffe Centre was founded in 1979 by the late Jock Leslie- Melvile, a Kenyan citizen of British descent and his wife the late Betty Leslie Melvile an American citizen.  Jock’s extra ordinary vision of creating an educational institution in conjunction with rescuing the endangered Rothschild giraffes resulted in the present day Giraffe Centre that has become a World famous Nature Education Centre.

Our Vision: “A Kenyan Population in harmony with nature and living sustainably”.

Our Mission: “To promote sustainable environmental conservation through education for the youth in Kenya ”


Our Core Values:

  • Integrity – Honesty and Respect
  • Quality service
  • Commitment to sustainability in social, economic and environmental aspects