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MPALA WILDLIFE FOUNDATION's Fundraiser:

After-School Conservation Clubs

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THE STORY:

Over 650 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live off the land. Mpala’s neighbors are no exception. As pastoral herders, the availability of vegetation affects their quality of life. High birth rates and increasing livestock numbers, however, have degraded the landscape and with climate change increasing environmental uncertainty, the challenges facing pastoralists and wildlife that share these landscapes have increased. Research done by scientists at the Mpala Research Centre focuses on the dynamics of water, vegetation, wildlife and livestock to enhance wildlife conservation and pastoral livelihoods. Helping students learn about the environment and the benefits that come from efficient use of dry lands will make them better stewards of their resources when they grow up. Many families of the Mpala staff live in the pastoral communities bounding Mpala. As an outgrowth of the work our scientists are carrying out, after-school conservation clubs have been started at the Mpala School and four other primary schools in the pastoral communities to help connect students to their environment. Through experiential learning experiences we hope these children will gain an understanding of the connections between wildlife, the landscape and their lives.

Financial contributions will help boost the educational skills of the teachers and the purchase books and supplies for the conservation clubs to carry out the lessons and activities.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,059

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lauren and John Porensky

    $224

  • Lee and Nancy Kane

    $50

  • Paul and Jane Ritsch

    $50

  • Jeff, Michele, Jason and Allison Kane

    $50

  • Tom and Joan Ritsch

    $50

  • Bob, Tricia, and Alexander Ritsch

    $50

  • Christine Sheppard

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $485

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The Team: $1,059 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $485

2 years ago

Christine Sheppard

Christine Sheppard

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Bob, Tricia, and Alexander Ritsch

Bob, Tricia, and Alexander Ritsch

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Tom and Joan Ritsch

Tom and Joan Ritsch

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Jeff, Michele, Jason and Allison Kane

Jeff, Michele, Jason and Allison Kane

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Paul and Jane Ritsch

Paul and Jane Ritsch

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Lee and Nancy Kane

Lee and Nancy Kane

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Lauren and John Porensky

Lauren and John Porensky

DONATION: $224

4 years ago