Field Trip
Field Trip

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it;..” Psalm 24:1

Recently our Mawewa Preschool learners went on a field trip to the Nairobi Animal Orphanage to learn about the amazing animals in Kenya. The Nairobi Animal Orphanage, located in the Nairobi National Park, is a treatment and rehab center for injured or abandoned wild animals and their young. For many of our youngest students, this field trip was their first time seeing the wider Nairobi City on their drive to the park, as well as their first experience seeing wildlife. The field trip offered our students the opportunity to have a close up look at the many animals on display while learning more about wildlife conservation.

Our preschoolers, though very excited, were polite and disciplined. Their teachers led them through various animal enclosures, holding hands, encouraging them when they were timid, and even lifting up those who were too short to see the animals clearly.

Through this trip our youngest students had the opportunity to see lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, serval cats, rare Sokoke cats, rhino, warthogs, leopards, various monkeys including the beautiful colobus monkey, baboons and buffalo. They also saw various birds including crowned cranes and ostrich. The preschool field trip was an amazing display of the variety of God’s beautiful creation, and a practical lesson in the wonders of nature and the part that people can play as stewards who care for the earth that God created.

As our children have more and more experiences and interactions outside of their environment, they begin to dream. When you give to eduKenya, you give children living in extreme poverty the opportunity to expand their world view, opening their minds to life beyond the harsh realities of Mathare, giving them a glimpse of the various possibilities for them outside of the cycle of poverty they experience daily.

Without a school like Mawewa, many of our children would not know that they can dream about a life outside Mathare, that they can dream about open spaces, living in nature, working in conservation, wildlife and game reserves, forest management, veterinary services and the like.  Would you consider making a gift today to enable even more children to dream?

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