Working on safeguarding the land and its natural resources, the Trust has thus developed and moved forward, connecting the villagers directly to their land and its benefits. Through eco-tourism the Trust can accomplish this and bring in the profits made from wildlife viewing and tie them right back into the community, and in turn fuel more projects and efforts to conserve the area and aide the community.
Thanks to the Sekute Trust and its work with AWF, the Lupani School has opened
. Opened on February eleventh of this year, the school has been a great success and a place of pride within the community. Literacy is extremely low in the Sekute community, but with the Lupani School, including two buildings filled with class rooms as well as five houses for teachers, children now have access to receiving an education. Students are learning about how to conserve and work with
the land, and move towards a brighter future both fo
Driving out to the Sekute, AWF Regional Enterprise Manager Wilfred and I traveled to their Head office in order to talk with members from the Trust.
The first project I came to in Zambia, was the Inyambo fish farm
. Located within the western province of Zambia, in a village of 10,000 Lozi people, is a project that stands to strengthen the community, and also help to conserve fish stocks in the Zambezi River. Lozi literally translates to mean water people, and it is surely a fitting name to a people so tied to the river. A large village, they live very much traditionally, and fish daily along the Zambezi. However, due to overfishing, fish stocks are rapidly declining, leaving
We are sitting on the porch at Tawi Lodge
in the Kilimanjaro Heartland
. Mt. Kilimanjaro is smack dab in front of us. The view is brilliant as the mountain stands with magnificent enormity. Tawi Lodge sits right in the middle of Kilitome Conservancy, a conservancy created by AWF and 100 Maasai landowners. Tawi is a luxury eco-camp opened in 2010. It is a lovely, peaceful spot in the dryland, acacia woodlands.
AWF and Tawi signed lease agreements with the landowners over two years ago.