Asilia Giving - Projects

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PIYAYA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Piyaya Primary School has a total of nine teachers for 845 students. We help them with books, classroom supplies and desks.

TUNGAMALENGA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tungamalenga Primary School has twelve teach and 545 students. Support in the form of school supplies and desks is most needed.

OL KUROTO PRIMARY SCHOOL

Ol Kuroto Primary School borders three Mara conservancies, namely, Motorogi, Olare Orok and Naboisho. It’s a small school with a maximum of 85 students and 4 teachers (2 from the government and 2 are financed by the PTA). The school is a single block with 4 classrooms and a teachers’ office. There is a single amenities building to serve both students and teachers. The upper classes have 40 lessons a week while the lower classes have 35. ‘…Education is my daily bread, it can’t erode neither die, it is a permanent investment. Education is a power and success to life…’ - Mr Wilson Ntirra, Head Teacher.

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.

AFRICAN PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE FUND

The African People and Wildlife Fund focuses on community-driven projects to help alleviate human- wildlife conflict and monitor the health of wildlife populations in the northern Maasai Steppe, which stretches across 20,000 square kilometers and includes Tanzania’s Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.

RUAHA CARNIVORE PROJECT

The Ruaha Carnivore Project is part of Oxford University’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU). One of the most important in the world for large carnivores the region is home to approximately 10% of the African lion population, as well as globally important populations of wild dog, cheetah, leopard and spotted hyena. The project works with local communities to reduce human-wildlife conflict and with partners locally and internationally to gather baseline data on carnivore numbers and ecology in order to help develop conservation strategies.

MBITIN PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located within the greater Mara area, the Mbitin Primary School currently has 115 students (65 boys and 50 girls). With 6 fully employed teachers, teaching in the 2 available classrooms the hope is that the students are offered the best education possible. However, the lack of seating and desks, classroom supplies (such as textbooks) and proper facilities (including a laboratory, teachers offices, etc) offer a challenge. Asilia collaborates with the One Life to offer concrete educational support to the Mbitini Primary School through a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

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.

JUSTICE OLE KEIWUA SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Justice Ole Keiwua Wildlife Scholarship Fund was established to invest in developing local conservation leaders. Scholarships offered through the fund create an opportunity to recognize, encourage and promote leadership among future wildlife management professionals by supporting their wildlife and conservation-based education. We invite you to make a donation to help fund the further development of conservation leaders in Kenya.

OL KOIYAKI GUIDE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Ol Koiyaki Guide School Scholarship Fund was established to provide local individuals training that they would otherwise not have access to and that will help them gain employment and income to support their families, promote responsible guiding and tourism, and become wildlife conservation advocates in Kenya. The school serves the dual purpose of equipping locals with the necessary skills and knowledge to find employment and improving the tourism industry by nurturing world-class guides that are leaders in conservation. We invite you to make a donation today to help sponsor promising local individuals and offer them an opportunity to gain an education in conservation.

MARA LION PROJECT

The Mara Lion Project is a long-term monitoring project in the Greater Mara ecosystem aimed at determining the current status, identifying major threats and mitigating them wherever possible. The data collected includes direct behavioural observation, faecal analysis, genetic analysis, disease screening, radio telemetry, historic data and interviews with herders. It is estimated that there are fewer than 2,000 lions left in Kenya, with an annual net decline of 100 lions. Working with communities this project is designed as science driving conservation.

MARA NABOISHO CONSERVANCY (DEVELOPMENT OF LAND BANK)

Located in Kenya adjacent to the Masai Mara National Reserve, the Mara Naboisho Conservancy is a 50,000-acre private conservancy that aims to protect and conserve the unique biological resources and socio-cultural heritage found within the area. We invite you to help ensure the success of the conservancy by making a donation that will support research, projects and initiatives needed on the ground in the greater Mara. Your donation will go to the Asilia Charitable Corporation. The Asilia Charitable Corporation has applied to the U.S. IRS for status as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. That application is pending. When the IRS approves a timely filed exemption application, exempt status is recognized back to the date the organization was created. Thus, while an application is pending, the organization can treat itself as exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3). However, contributors to the organization do not have advance assurance of deductibility because the organization's exemption is pending. If the organization ultimately qualifies for exemption for the period in which the contribution is made, the contribution will be tax-deductible by the US tax paying donors. Alternatively, if the organization ultimately does not qualify for exemption, then the contribution will not be tax deductible.

MARA CHEETAH PROJECT

The global cheetah population is rapidly dwindling. With less than 7,500 individuals left in the wild, cheetah are listed as vulnerable by CITES. The Mara Cheetah Project, led by Dr Femke Broekhuis of Oxford University’s Wildlife Research Unit (WildCRU), was established to study the current status of cheetah and to identify major threats.

KIGOMANI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located on the island of Zanzibar within the Kigomani Village, the Kigomani Primary School has 561 students enrolled (274 boys and 287 girls). The 13 teachers on staff at the school are dedicated to providing the best education possible, but limited infrastructure (such as windows, toilets, doors and shelves) remains an obstacle, as does proper water supply. Asilia collaborates with the Kamitei Foundation to offer concrete educational support to the Kigomani 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.

NGOSUANI PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located within the greater Mara area, the Ngosuani Primary School serves some 530 students (300 boys and 230 girls). The 16 teachers are limited in the education they can offer because of insufficient infrastructure, limited classroom supplies (such as chairs, desks, textbooks), but the educators remain dedicated and passionate as they teach the local youth. Asilia collaborates with the One Life to offer concrete educational support to the Ngosuani Primary School through a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

SAMBWA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located within the Tarangire area, the Sambwa Primary School currently has 544 students (243 boys and 301 girls). The 8 fully employed teachers working at the school are committed to offering the students the best education possible, but insufficient infrastructure, lacking resources and limited classroom supplies (such as desks, textbooks, pens and pencils) prove challenging. Through collaborating with the Kamitei Foundation to concrete educational support to the Sambwa Primary School is possible.

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.

KATEMWA B PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located within the Muganza Village, the Katemwa B Primary School is responsible for educating some 1300 students (655 boys and 645 girls). The 17 teachers on staff at the school are dedicated to providing the best education possible 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 Katemwa B Primary School through a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.

KISABA PRIMARY SCHOOL

Located on Maisome Island within the Kisaba Village, the Kisaba Primary School is responsible for educating some 1500 students (900 boys and 600 girls). The 9 fully employed teachers at the school seek to provide the best education possible to their students, but insufficient 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 Kisaba Primary school. Offering a combination of in-kind support (books, teaching aids, desks) and individual support in the form of scholarships for students.