Komba Safaris in Kenya - A Driving Force
George Njagi, Special Projects Manager for the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya is in the process of evaluating the Komba Safaris pilot project. I am sharing an excerpt from his report.
From George Njagi:
The Komba Safaris are a noble venture that remind me of the days when I went to school without shoes and with nothing much to hold on to. These children come from underprivileged situations in slums around Nairobi that include; Kibera, Kawangware and Kangemi. These are areas where most of the parents earn below a dollar per day and therefore, it becomes very difficult for them to spare any money to pay for their children to go on any kind of trip. In this regard, the Komba Safaris are critical as they have been able to bridge the gap between parents who can afford and those who cannot by making sure that that these children also have an opportunity to go and see our wildlife. This is only way in which we can nurture a generation that will take care of our wildlife in the future.