“Welcome to Wild Class. Welcome to Laikipia!”
To make Laikipia a premiere, sustainable conservation education learning destination for organised Kenyan primary and secondary schools.
To provide Laikipia conservancies with services that support the development of conservation education as a sustainable enterprise and viable land use. Moreover, the WILD CLASS program should become a financially viable and sustainable model for area schools to enjoy the same class of conservation education programs.
LWF has been the major conservation education player in the Laikipia landscape for over 15 years. Laikipia’s schools and pupils have benefitted from learning excursions supported by donors during this time. The model was highly valued, but not sustainable.
LWF and Jacaranda Africa have embarked on an initiative to turn Conservation Education in Laikipia into a sustainable, income generating activity, and land use for ranches and conservancies.
Laikipia Association of Conservation Educators (LACE)
While Wild Class is the brand that will accompany our Conservation Education enterprise efforts, LACE is the mechanism by which Conservation Education is delivered through a unified approach, throughout the Laikipia landscape, that benefits all conservancies and advances conservation through education for behavior change.
Through WILD CLASS, the Association pursues a model that includes services needed to develop conservation education as an enterprise. The dimensions of these services include:
- Sales and Marketing
- Conservation Program Development
- Business Planning
- Capacity Building among Conservation Education Staff
- Monitoring and Evaluation