The Kesho Trust works to build community based understanding and action that strengthens the interrelationships between people and the natural environment.
Here are some current activities in our active projects.
PECC (Promoting Environmental Conservation and Cooperation)
The PECC community groups have been actively promoting conservation awareness including the concepts, ideas and information they gleaned from their visit to conservation organizations in Dar es Salaam earlier this year. They are also holding joint meetings with SANAPA as a way to build better communications on issues that both the communities and SANAPA feel need to be addressed.
Kihembe Environmental Learning Centre
Two Yukon volunteers, Vanessa Falle and Brook McKenzie just returned from Tanzania. They were visiting communities in the Saadani area and gathering photo material and stories from the communities for our upcoming fundraising campaign. Kesho Trust and SANA are also developing cost estimates for construction and preparing for the campaign launch later this year. Please sign up for our newsletter to keep in touch with the developments in this project.
ICAAD 2 (Improving Community Awareness and Advocacy on Disability)
The Kesho Trust has been awarded a subsequent grant to extend the work of the original ICAAD work for another few months with a focus on girls’ education. We will be hiring an intern in this stage of the project from the disabled community to help build greater engagement in and sustainability of the work in the districts through the this final phase and beyond. Further details are available here and our newsletters will capture more of the activity during the extension period.
PAPR (Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction Research Alliance)
The PAPR program has officially completed. However, work continues in the communities on projects initiated through the efforts of the local committees. This group in Mkwaja is undertaking the development of a chicken rearing business with coordination from the Kesho Trust and funding from Help Every Day. The PAPR also will be presenting findings from all the study sites in the program at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, Australia in November of this year.
The Kesho Trust is an international organization established as a Canadian charity (89531 6206 RR0001).
The Kesho Trust (Tz) is our locally registered NGO in Tanzania