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Congratulations Emmanuel!!

October 13, 2017

Emmanuel Ole Kileli, Chair of our partner organization EMAYO, has just completed his Masters degree at the University of Victoria and returned home to Tanzania. His research focused on an assessment of the governance model and benefits from community based conservation initiatives in villages within the Loliondo Division in northern Tanzania. His studies were sponsored by the I-CAN project in which the Kesho Trust participates along with our Loliondo partner, PALISEP. His thesis can be found at: Emmanuel’s Thesis

It has been a long but rewarding two year process and we are pleased for Emmanuel and his success in this endeavour.


Information Night – Study Tour 2018

August 30, 2017

Please join us in Victoria for an information night discussing the 2018 study tours being presented by Kesho Trust.

Click here to get the details of the time and location of the event.

Nature Child Reunion – 10th Anniversary

March 20, 2017

The 10th anniversary even of our Nature Child Reunion initiative was held recently in Victoria, BC.  Richard Louv who participated in our initial events back in 2007 and 2009 was the keynote speaker and Lieutenant Governor of BC, The Honourable Judith Guichon, also participated.

It was wonderful to see the energy and success of the efforts of so many people over the last decade.  What was a little considered idea when Richard wrote “Last Child in the Woods” has become a truly significant movement in society.  As the prime motivator in the Kesho Trust’s Nature Child Reunion initiative, Bob Peart has continued to champion this concept and offered these remarks at the conference:

“Ten years ago, the importance of being outside and the value of playing in nature for children and their families was barely on the public’s radar. Now, one can hardly go to a
party, read a newspaper or listen to the news without seeing or hearing references to nature kindergartens, the need for more green spaces in cities, or the connection between
spending time outside and a child’s health and their physical and emotional development. The child-nature movement has had great success bringing these issues to the forefront,
and the momentum we are building should help address the need for greater access to and time in nature, even urban nearby nature’, for all of us”

For a full report on the event, please see the link below.

Report of the 2017 NCR anniversary conference


Arrived in Tanzania

January 18, 2017

Our two Coop students from the University of Victoria, Alex Papp [left] and Justine Cowitz [left centre], have now arrived in Dar es Salaam and met up with our volunteers Penina Mairo [right centre] and Vaileth Mashauri [right].  There are logistics to work out but they all look happy regardless!  We wish them well in the upcoming adventure.



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