Land & Life Foundation are delighted to announce the achievement of third place in the International Skål Sustainable Tourism Awards 2018, in the category Community & Government Projects. The project being recognised is the Wildlife Warrior Program and the school support work at Esiteti Primary School in Amboseli.
We were welcomed at the 79th Annual Skål Congress, held this year in Mombasa, where our GM Hannah Wood gave a short presentation to the assembled Skål delegates during the Travel Forum. The presentation explained the Wildlife Warrior Program and the school support projects across East Africa, and acknowledged the support of Skål Monaco to the Amboseli project in particular.
The session introduced four of our Wildlife Warriors, Paul, Timothy, Christian and Ruth to the visiting delegates and illustrated in real terms the positive impact which a well managed and fully supported sustainable project can have on the ground.
We were also able to sell a few items of our recently launched Land & Life merchandise to the visiting Skål delegates – cute t-shirts and fun mugs were snapped up by people looking for fun and meaningful souvenirs to take home. Please click here to order yours online now in time for Christmas!
The four Wildlife Warriors from Amboseli very much enjoyed visiting Mombasa and spending time with their chief supporters from Skål Monaco. They mingled with the delegates from all around the world, participated in a Young Skål session, and had their first experience of an international level conference of this kind.
It wasn’t all work however – there was time for play too. On the Sunday after the conference finished, the young people and their two patrons were treated to an afternoon aboard a glass bottomed boat out on the coral gardens of the Indian Ocean. This was a very different kind of safari for the warriors and their patrons, for whom it was the first time to see (and splash around in!) the sea. They all had an amazing time and declared Mombasa to be their favourite place ever!