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REGIONS

Tarangire
Serengeti
Greater Mara
Rubondo Island
Ruaha
Zanzibar

SERENGETI

SERENGETI

The Serengeti National Park covers 12,950 sq km and is located between Lake Victoria, Lake Eyasi and the Great Rift Valley in Tanzania. With more than 2 million Wildebeest and 250,000 zebra, the area is home to the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa and supports more than 30 species of large herbivores and some 500 species of birds. Famous for its annual migrations and wide open plains the Serengeti’s future is not assured as many people living on its outskirts survive on pastoralism and poaching and have few alternative means of making a living. Our support is therefore aimed at alleviation.


Asilia Giving - Projects IN SERENGETI

Join us on our journey to protect Africa’s most precious ecosystems.
SERENGETI CHEETAH PROJECT

Operating since 1974 the study is able monitor changes in birth and survival rates and relate these to environmental conditions, enabling it to make predictions about cheetah numbers in other parts of their range. The study area currently covers 220 square kilometers in the southern corner of the Serengeti National Park. With approximately 210 cheetahs within the ecosystem, this research project provides invaluable insight into the challenges facing cheetah.

SERENGETI LION PROJECT

Established in 1966 by George Shaller this is the longest carnivore research project in the world. It currently focuses on the study of the 330 lions living in a 2,000 square kilometer area of the southeastern Serengeti and works with local communities to mitigate conflict.

PIYAYA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located in Piyaya Village, the Piyaya Primary School has 845 students (592 boys and 253 girls). The 9 fully employed teachers working at the school are dedicated to offering the students the best education possible, but the lack of infrastructure, resources and classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) prove challenging. Asilia collaborates with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Piyaya Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students. To offer your support and to help fund education initiatives making a needed difference, we invite you to make a donation today.

MACHOCHWE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located within the Machochwe Village in the Serengeti , the Machochwe Primary School has over 700 students (roughly 348 boys and 361 girls). The 5 fully employed teachers on staff at the school are committed to their students, but insufficient infrastructure, resources, classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) remain an ongoing challenge. Asilia collaborates with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Machochwe Primary School through a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

CHILDREN CONCERN FOUNDATION ORPHANAGE

The Children Concern Foundation is a small orphanage located between the Serengeti National Park and Tarangire National Park that seeks to enable children to build healthy, productive and responsible lives. The orphanage attempts to provide children with a safe and healthy living environment along with ongoing medical attention and care. Currently, the orphanage depends entirely on donations. With limited funding, the orphanage is already making a tremendous difference in the lives of many children, but there is still much more that needs to be done. Safe drinking water and reliable electricity are needed along with staff housing and office space. We invite you to make a donation today to help make a lasting difference in the lives of the children in the Serengeti.

OSINONI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located in the Rift Valley in Ngorongoro district within the Osinoni Village, the Osinoni Primary School has 550 students (295 boys and 255 girls). The 9 fully employed teachers working at the school are dedicated to offering the students the best education possible, but the lack of infrastructure, resources and classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) prove challenging. Asilia collaborate with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Osinoni Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind supports (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

MERENGA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located in Merenga Village within the Serengeti, the Merenga Primary School has some 1300 children (some 630 boys and 670 girls). The 11 fully employed teachers at the school are dedicated to providing the best education possible to their students, but sufficient infrastructure, resources and classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) are lacking. Asilia collaborates with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Merenga Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

MBALIBALI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located in Mbali bali Ward within the Mbali bali Village, the Mbali bali Primary School has some 980 children (some 520 boys and 460 girls). The 12 fully employed teachers at the school are dedicated to providing the best education possible to their students, but sufficient infrastructure, resources, classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) are lacking. Asilia collaborates with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Mbali bali Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

KITUNGURUMA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located within the Serengeti within the Kitunguruma Village, the Kitungurma Primary School has 669 students enrolled (322 boys and 347 girls). Proper water supply to the school is lacking as well as infrastructure such as classrooms and a library to facilitate learning, still the 7 fully employed teachers remain dedicated to the students and their education. Asilia works with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Kiunguruma Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

NYAMKENDO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located in the Nyamkendo Village, the Nyamkendo Primary School is responsible for educating some 1000 students (some 520 boys and 480 girls). The 8 fully employed teachers at the school seek to provide the best education possible to their students, but sufficient infrastructure, resources, classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) are lacking. Asilia collaborates with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Nyamkendo Primary School. Offering a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.


OTHER AREAS WE SUPPORT

Working to improve livelihoods and protect nature in some of the most unique corners of Africa. Learn more and support the areas that touch you.
TARANGIRE

Famous for its giant Baobab trees and vast herds of elephant Tarangire National Park spans 2,850 square kilometers (1,093 square miles). The Tarangire River is a permanent water source that attracts game from surrounding areas resulting in one of the highest densities of wildlife anywhere during the dry season. However, increasing human populations, together with unregulated agricultural expansion is increasingly encroaching into the Tarangire ecosystem. Our support is directed at easing human-wildlife conflict and education as a means of mitigating this.

GREATER MARA

The Greater Mara, located in Kenya, is an extension of the Serengeti plains of Tanzania. Covering the Maasai Mara National Reserve and adjoining Community Conservancies the area is an integral part of the famous Serengeti and Loita migrations of over 2,000,000 wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles, and 250,000 zebras. Rich in wildlife and cultural importance the area is vulnerable to cattle grazing and human population expansion.

RUBONDO ISLAND

Rubondo Island is Africa’s largest island national park. Spanning 25,000 hectares the island is located in the southwest corner of Lake Victoria in Tanzania. Recognized as a critical breeding ground for both migratory bird and fish species it has been protected since colonial times and is covered by pristine indigenous sub-tropical forest. It is home to many wildlife species including elephant, chimpanzee, otter, genet, monkey, crocodile, giraffe and hippo. Improving the economic prospects of local villagers and will help secure Rubondo’s future as the wildlife haven it has been for nearly a century.

ZANZIBAR

Located about 25 miles off Tanzania’s coast, Zanzibar is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. Over 60 miles long and 20 miles wide, it is known for its sandy beaches, turquoise waters and coral reefs. With a rich history dating back to the 1500s, Zanzibar is a melting pot of cultures. Today its fragile wildlife and marine habitats are threatened by a rapidly growing human population. Our assistance is aimed at educating young people.

RUAHA

Ruaha National Park is the largest in Tanzania. Covering 20,000 square kilometers it is part larger ecosystem (the Greater Rungwa-Kizigo- Muhesi ecosystem of 45,000 square kilometres). Ruaha has a high diversity of plants and animals including a large population of big cats, elephants, buffalos, antelopes. Vulnerable to human population expansion and poaching Asilia’s support is aimed at improving the lives of those people who live around the park.

REGIONAL AREAS OF SUPPORT

We take an area approach towards protecting the localities we operate. They are the Greater Mara, the Serengeti, Tarangire, Rubondo Island, Matemwe, and Ruaha.  We look at what it will take to ensure the long-term survival of these areas and we’ve identified two key areas of intervention:  education and conservation

ASILIA'S AREA COMMITMENT

We recognise that we cannot ensure the future existence of these magnificent ecosystems alone - that we need to collaborate with all stakeholders and visionaries, namely, governments, non-governmental organisations, and the private sector, which includes our guests, our staff, local communities and anyone interested in the survival of the land upon which we all depend.