Twinning School: Upper Mount Gravatt Primary School (Queensland, Australia)
Kishermoruak Primary School Located near Ol Kinyei Conservancy, a 17,500 acre wildlife haven in the Mara Ecosystem, is Kishermoruak Primary School for 696 students. Here our focus is on delivering our Education for Conservation Program – specifically developed for the local Mara area, building a library space and filling it with books and offering a trip for students to Masai Mara National Reserve.
Twinning School: Upper Coomera State College (Queensland, Australia)
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Sharing knowledge with like-minded students in other cultures
Participate in experiences otherwise not possible
Taking simple, direct action for immediate and future positive impact
To cultivate knowledge and passion for the environment, we are constructing library spaces filled with books at Illoirero and Kishermoruak Primary Schools. These fun and engaging spaces will be a place for students to come and read, explore, dream and be inspired.
Can you help give the gift of knowledge?
- $50 buys 3 books with your name inside the covers;
- $250 donates a whole shelf of books with a sponsor engraved name plate;
- $1000 gifts an entire wall of books with a sponsor engraved name plaque
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Assistance in paying school fees will help ensure children can receive a proper education and to facilitate a passion for wildlife and conservation. $40 AUD can cover a child’s school fees for a year! Eligibility criteria ensures assistance goes to those who need it most.
The twinning project connects a small number of schools in Kenya and Australia. Global classmates will share stories about each others’ wildlife and culture and participate in small on-ground conservation projects coordinated by The Foundation and its partners.
Upper Coomera State College in QLD, Australia is currently working with Kishermoruak Primary School as part of their Community and Global Citizenship Studies, and Upper Mount Gravatt State School in QLD Australia is twinned with Illoirero Primary School and is focused on wildlife conservation and local actions.
Students from each of the Kenya twinning school are participating in the school environment club - Mazingira Club. The Mazingira Club program is assisting to develop young environmental leaders in the community. Students are actively involved in local expert-led sessions about wildlife and conservation, as well as partaking in fun, engaging environmental initiatives, including small on-ground school projects, excursions and networking with other local schools as part of our tailored Education for Conservation Program.
Children from Iloirero Primary School (Kajiado) live within just a 2 hour drive from Amboseli National Park, and its about the same distance for students at Kishermoruak Primary school (Narok) to Masai Mara National Reserve. But even though they live so close to these world famous parks, they have never, and may never, have the means to visit these wildlife havens. An excursion for the Mazingira Club students is an experience that will have life long consequences. This trip celebrates their year long involvement as active Mazingira Club members and visiting these special biodiverse places is a chance to see why conservation is just so important
Schools in Australia can join The Maarifa Orange Army to participate in a hands on recycling program. Recycling of bottles, poppers and cans will not only improve the local environment and teach the students valuable lessons in sustainability, resources management and environmental protection, but will also raise money to pay school fees, purchase solar lights and buy books for vulnerable children in Kenya. The recycling school will learn-through-doing the importance of recycling and reducing waste, and also provides a means to help support their global class mates. The Australian school will be rewarded for their efforts with unique environmental ‘experiences’ as they reach recycling goals. This might include special guest presenters and activities coordinated by the Foundation.
Recycling 10c eligible containers is core to our revenue raising and is something we can all get involved in.... Contact us to find out how you can help the environment and contribute to education by joining our ever expanding Orange Army. Options include contacting us for Maarifa drop off locations, make the deposit at an Envirobank drop off location near you and register your deposit straight to our Containers for Change Scheme ID C10283614 (QLD recyclers only), or make a donation to us using your earnings.
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2021/22 Program For Australian Schools and Teachers
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