Guests donate new computers for the educational activities

08/11/2019

45 guests at the Karen Blixen Camp have donated funds for 16 new computers for the educational activities at the camp

These days boxes with new computers are arriving at the school facilities at the Karen Blixen Camp. The purchase of the 16 new computers is made possible by the kind donations from a range of guest, who have visited the camp during the last 6 months.

“The computers of the Karen Blixen Camp Trust Educational Initiative were old, outdated and of little use for the students within the Culinary Arts, Information Technology and other programs” tells Pernille Kallehave, a trustee of the Karen Blixen Camp Trust.

“We decided to look for funding and put a small, descrite poster on the wall of the camp and then the funds started rolling in from the amazing guests visiting the camp. In a few months app. 45 guests have donated to this cause and now made it possible for us to start buying the new computers”, tells Pernille Kallehave.

In a remote area such as the Maasai Mara young people have very limited access to education. Their chances of improving their lives and  standard of living is very challenging. The young Maasai are very aware of this problem. As a consequence, many leave the Mara and go to the cities. However, some want to stay to care for the land and for wildlife. In both situations, local educational opportunities are extremely important. This is a reason why the Karen Blixen Camp Trust developed and maintain the Karen Blixen Camp Educational Initiative with the culinary arts, business, IT, and language classes. In addition, we also support local secondary school education. 

One of the donors is mr. Jesper Adeltoft from Denmark, CEO of Invelop. He and his family visited the camp in July 2019.

“During our stay, we visited the Karen Blixen Camp Trust school and talked with some of the students. It was obvious that they needed new computers” tells mr. Adeltoft and continues:

”The educational activities by the Trust are fantastic and most relevant. I am happy to contribute to this cause of educating young people in the beautiful Mara” ends mr Adeltoft.

Students with the first batch of computers: Yvonne Nyaguthii, Adrian Tsuma, Pascal Akou, Ali Seit Bongo, Edith Omondi, Francis Njapit

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