Our Community Outreach

Community outreach

We engage the community in various activities to help them understand and benefit from conservation of the forest ecosystem and the mountain bongo.

GOAT KEEPING

Some of the Bongo Wildlife Clubs and Communities have commenced Dairy Goat Keeping – as a potential income generation project These goats can produce– 2.5 litres of milk in the morning, and 2 litres in the evening. This is significantly more than the Kenyan standard goat(max1.5 litres per day)At a potential 80 Ksh per litre this can make treble the income by using Alpine goat. BSP Mau communities have seen the investment potential. The cost is 17,000– 22,000ksh depending on market prices and could be lowered potentially when negotiating with a local group

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BEEKEEPING

Some of the Bongo Wildlife Clubs and Communities have commenced bee – keeping as a potential income generation project. One of the most important considerations is the flowering calendar for your overall bee keeping plan.There are a number of considerations before communities start, beekeeping is not always appropriate for some locations and groups.

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WASTE MANAGEMENT

Nature’s bounty is very wide but it’s not inexhaustible. As part of best practice in the community, Bongo Wildlife Clubs have participated in Waste Management awareness education. They have visited best practice locations, such as the William Holden, Mt Kenya centre to generate ideas for their communities. Considerations: a) Anticipate the future b) Understand the consequences of our actions c) Envision alternatives and make wise choices d) Take responsible action. e) To consider future generation and the responsibility we have towards them

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FISH FARMING

Some of the Bongo Wildlife Clubs and Communities have commenced Fish Farming – as a potential income generation project How do I start? Contact your Aquaculture Economics Expert from the Ministry of Fisheries, to assist, you before deciding to implement this project and discuss first hand experiences with a Bongo Surveillance Project contact.

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TREE NURSERY ESTABLISHMENT & MANAGEMENT

The BSP has been encouraging and supporting the Bongo Wildlife Clubs and communities to set up tree nurseries and to encourage parents to plant trees at home. The schools have grown thousands of young trees from seed. The trees planted by the schools in their grounds, offer a welcome sanctuary and area of shade for the pupils to rest.

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EFFICIENT FUEL AND LIGHTING

The Bongo Surveillance Project has been supporting the Bongo Wildlife Clubs and Communities, with new solar light innovations. Presentations and donations have taken place on solar lamps and fuel efficient cooking Gikos. In one village, in the Aberdares a complete solar network has been installed supporting a number of homes and the village school

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