Molibany Primary School Project
Molibany Primary School, located in the town of Talek, Kenya, is home to approximately 440 students in grades 1-8 who live in the local community. Talek is adjacent to the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve, home to Africa’s Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, cape buffalo and rhino) and to the annual migration of more than 1,500,000 wildebeest and zebra. The community is a vital resource for the Reserve and its wildlife.
The school was comprised of two existing classroom buildings and a third makeshift building serving as a classroom. As a result of the growing student population, the school had run out of space and desks and the current facilities were inadequate. Students in the makeshift building sat on concrete floors because there weren’t enough desks. In the classrooms with desks, there were often two students sitting at a desk designed for one.
The new building includes four classrooms, a library, a teacher’s room, a head teacher’s office and a headmaster’s office. Each classroom is outfitted with enough desks for all the students.
The total cost of the project was $65,000. Generious support from people like you allowed us to build this school.
The projected was completed February 1, 2018.
Benefit to Wildlife
Wildlife is a significant source of tourism revenue for African countries like Kenya. Through the efforts of the Satao Wildlife Foundation, and other community organizations, we are working to make sure that local residents realize the economic benefit of tourism in their community. The Masai Mara Reserve is a source of local jobs, and through projects like the Molibany School Project, the rest of the community benefits as well.
The end result is a win for wildlife and a win for the community. Our goal is for the local residents to see wildlife tourism as a way to make their communities stronger and create a path to education, healthcare and a brighter future for their families and the community.
When we improve the lives of people, we improve the lives of wildlife.