Community

Being able to really make a difference to the lives of children in a rural community can be a life changing experience and unforgettable memory from your safari in Kenya.

Elsa’s Kopje and the Cheli & Peacock Community Trust have been working closely with the Head Teacher of the Ura Gate Primary School (just 45 minutes’ drive from Elsa’s) since May 2011 to identify and address the school’s most urgent needs.

Ura Gate Primary caters for 480 students aged 6-14, very few of whom had any access to text books when we initiated our support programme. However, thanks to the generosity of a great number of Elsa’s visitors between May and October 2011, we were able to donate all 729 school text books requested by the Ura Gate Primary School Head Teacher. We were then able to address the school’s next priority, raising an additional KES 393,000 to repair and reconstruct 3 poorly finished stone classrooms.