Links & Charity
Africa Miracles supports several charity projects in East-Africa. Off course you are more then welcome to make separate donations to one of these foundations. If you let us know the amount you would like to donate and to which foundation, then we will make sure the full amount will go to the right place!
Satao Elerai Community Project
First of all there is the community project in the area of our camp Satao Elerai, located at Amboseli. The project has been a concerted effort between Satao Elerai, The African Wildlife Foundation and The Elerai community. The concept is to provide a sustainable income from tourism for the Maasai community in the area and to try and ensure that it is in the communities interest to protect the wildlife for generations to come. Amboseli has been a location where human-wildlife conflict has been an issue for many years, and it is projects like these that can over time ensure that communities start to benefit from wildlife and to ensure they invest in protecting and securing their future for their own benefit.
WWF (World Wildlife Fund for Nature)
WWF was born into this world in 1961 and their website states: “It was the product of a deep concern held by a few eminent gentlemen who were worried by what they saw happening in our world at that time. Since those early days WWF has grown up to be one of the largest environmental organizations in the world. Currently there are more than 1300 WWF conservation projects underway around the world. The vast majority of these focus on local issues. They range from school nature gardens in Zambia, to initiatives that appear on the packaging in your local supermarket. From the restoration of orang-utan habitats to the establishment of giant panda reserves. Almost all our work involves partnerships. We team up with local non-profit agencies and other global NGOs. We form relationships with village elders, local councils and regional government offices. And in this day and age of globalization, critically, we work with businesses who are willing to change. But our most important partnership is with you. Your support means we have the necessary strength to engage with national governments and global agencies like the World Bank. Your support means we have the network to reach out to isolated tribes in the Congo and the Amazon. Your support means we can have real successes and lasting breakthrough in the conservation efforts for our one and only planet.“ For more information please visit www.wwf.org.uk, www.wwf.org,
SOS Children's Villages:
The charity began its work in Kenya in 1975 when the first village was built in the Eastlands district on the outskirts of Nairobi, the capital city. Today, the village has sixteen family houses and fourteen youth houses, as well as a nursery, primary school and a vocational training centre which is recognised as one of the best in the country. All are open to children and young people from the local community as well as SOS children. There is also an SOS social centre in Nairobi which includes a community outreach programme for families and street children affected by HIV/AIDS, providing clothes, food, basic medical supplies, housing improvements and basic school fees. Kenya's other three SOS Children's sites are in Mombasa, Eldoret, Kenya's fifth largest town about 380 kms west of Nairobi near the Ugandan border and Meru. SOS Children Mombasa, on the shores of Mombasa Bay, has twelve family houses and six youth houses, as well as a nursery and a primary school with capacity for 480 pupils. Each family house has a small garden where fruit and vegetables are grown, and goats, cows and geese are raised to increase the village's self-sufficiency. SOS Children Eldoret has twelve family houses and five youth houses, which together are home to 220 children and young people. The SOS primary school, which opened in 1989, has 22 classrooms for 700 pupils and there is a nursery for local and SOS children. The fourth SOS Children’s Village was opened in 2006 at Meru about 175 miles north of Nairobi. The land was donated by the Methodist University of Meru. The village has 12 family houses which are home for 120 children. There is also a nursery school for 100 children from the local community as well as for children from the SOS Children’s Village. Sponsoring a child is a very effective way of helping lone children to experience the love of a family and mother. In return you can see the real impact that your support makes. Our child sponsors often tell us they get a warm satisfaction of seeing a little girl or boy with nothing grow up into an independent happy person thanks to child sponsorship. A lot of us, in the SOS Children office in Cambridge, sponsor children abroad too.
For more information please visit www.soschildrensvillages.org.uk (for United Kingdom),