The benefits of wildlife conservation must be tangible to even the youngest members of local communities. Ol Pejeta’s education programme supports infrastructural development in local schools; which includes water catchment and storage, the construction of school kitchens, dining halls, classrooms, office blocks, computer and science laboratories, and boarding dormitories. To date, over 9,000 school children across 36 schools have benefited from this partnership with Ol Pejeta. PA-MOJA, an education NGO based in Canada, have been the principal supporters of this programme.
PA-MOJA has also helped Ol Pejeta to connect local schools with sister schools in Northern America, to enable students to engage in cultural exchanges and educational debates. These exchanges, aim to give students from both countries a platform to discuss daily challenges, lesson topics, and home life. Additionally, some Ol Pejeta supported schools are linked through PA-MOJA’s Butterfly Effect programme, an online learning platform where students from the USA and Kenya post project activities and homework queries, and can respond to others. This enables students to enjoy an expanded and interactive learning space.
The education programme is supported by other donors including Hugh Crossley and Sino Africa Hope (infrastructural development in schools), Afretech Aid Society (provision of school supplies, textbooks and equipment, laboratory equipment and computers), the Max Plank Institute and Ji Ai Cho.