The Laikipian, a Laikipia-based social enterprise, is set to host a Conservation Quiz and Fundraising Night at Gerry’s Bistro located in Nanyuki Town, on 12th June 2015 from 7pm. The first- of –its- kind initiative has been made possible through the support of BATUK and Laikipia Wildlife Forum (LWF) in order to raise funds for the printing of the Let’s Go Wild Colour book which will be distributed to the less privileged children of Laikipia. The initiative has been inspired by the belief that educating the next generation about the importance of conservation is vital to the sustainable success of conserving Kenya’s wildlife resource.
Let’s Go Wild is an interactive wildlife colour book for children between the ages of 7-13 years that emphasises the need to protect the environment and nurture wildlife. The book has been developed by The Laikipian in collaboration with the best conservation minds that have put in a lot of ingenuous ideas into making the book a success. Some of the team members include Dr. Elena Chelysheva-Project Manager from the Mara Cheetah Project and Sammy Wanjau – LWF’s Education Officer. The fantastic poems in the book were developed by Grace Wanene – Miss Tourism Laikipia 2013/2014 who will grace the event together with other officials from the County Government of Laikipia.
This book is all about the children – it is edu-tainment (the unique combination of entertainment with education) at its best and, includes interesting facts about wildlife as well as interactive components such as puzzles. Powerful messages are included in the book to encourage a conscious appreciation for Laikipia’s unique bio-diversity as well as encourage active participation in conservation.
The theme of the event is “Education of children is key to protecting wildlife and ending human wildlife conflict”. All proceeds will go toward the printing of 1000 copies of the Let’s Go Wild Colour book that will be distributed to Laikipian children in specified public schools as well as those in group homes.
2000 copies of the colour book have already been published and distributed to various schools in Laikipia and are also available in several bookshops in Laikipia and all Text book centre outlets in Nairobi. Mara Cheetah Project is also in process of printing over 1000 copies for distribution in the Mara Eco –System through the support of Margot Raggett – a UK-based photographer, and Entim Camp in the Maasai Mara.
The fun quiz night will include 6 rounds of questions aimed at keeping mind juices flowing! Entry to the Quiz Night is set at Ksh 500 per person and there is no limit set on the size of teams wanting to participate. There will also be an auction during the event to raise more funds for this noble initiative.
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For more information, please contact Dan on 0719 449 874/3 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See you all there!