The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page, so it’s said. One never knows the beauty of their own country unless they look. Unfortunately, some of us do not have the privilege to go travel and explore beyond our homes. We can help with that. One of our major focus as Giraffe Centre is to change mindset. Till recently, a majority of us Kenyans saw touring our own country to be a leisure only for foreigners. I mean, “It’s my country, why go visit when it’s here with me?”. This kind of mindset makes one not to appreciate and have concern to care for environment and all that is in it.
That’s where we come in. We carry out an annual competition where we engage Kenyan schools, Nursery to tertiary, in a competition that is about the environment. Each level has its own set of questions. Over 5000 Kenya based students participate either by:
- Making an artwork
- Or an essay
- Or a drawing
The winners get to go for a Safari at the end of the year. They visit various conservancies & parks which are heavy with information about the environment and conservation activities.
Next year, 2018, we will have the same competition. If you are a parent, make sure that your child participates. He or She will love the experience.
To view some of the photos from the Safari click here.
More in-depth information to follow.
Cheers, Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018.