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Emerald Data Solutions Launches “Computers for Students Kenya” Program with Donation to MWCT

Emerald Data Solutions, developer of the BoardDocs paperless governance solution, recently announced the launch of its Computers for Students Kenya program with a generous donation of student laptops and educational software to the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust.  Computers for Students Kenya, founded by Emerald Data Solutions President Ari Ioannides, was created to improve student education in Kenya.

 

“The goal of our partnership with Emerald Data Solutions is to provide Maasai students with advanced knowledge, precisely to enable them to protect their wilderness, wildlife and cultural heritages,” said Luca Belpietro, MWCT Executive Director.

Emerald Data Solutions will donate 20 computers to MWCT this month, and the computers will be used by students at Kanzi Academy and Kanzi-Iltilal Primary School.  This donation will allow many students on Kuku Group Ranch to use a computer for the first time.

Plans are already underway to incorporate computers into the school curriculum as soon as possible, beginning with a computer-based course on gender and sexuality issues developed by AMREF.  MWCT is very excited about this donation, and we hope to incorporate additional educational technology into Kuku Group Ranch classrooms soon.

MWCT rescues lost young elephant

That’s right, we have some exciting news to report!  Yesterday, a Kuku Group Ranch community member informed the MWCT office that a young elephant was wandering around lost, separated from his mother and the rest of the heard.  Under the leadership of MWCT Game Scout Coordinator Muterian Ntanin and Radio Operator Joshua Nkapai, more than 10 community volunteers quickly responded and transported the 2-year-old elephant by truck to a nearby airstrip, where they were met by a plane and wildlife professionals sent by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  The elephant will be cared for in Nairobi until it can be returned to the wild.  Check out some photos below of this incredible rescue operation!

Volunteers work to secure the elephant’s legs for transport.

 

MWCT Simba Scout Leiyan ole Rimpa checks on the elephant and covers its eyes to make it less afraid.

A Sheldrick Wildlife Trust employee gives the elephant milk at the airstrip.

Joshua (in red) and Muterian (to Joshua’s right) help load the elephant into the airplane.