The African Wildlife Foundation ( www.awf.org ) has been at the centre of the Economic, Community, and Conservation Development endeavour at Kijabe. With grants from the US Agency for International Development (www.usaid.gov), it has provided funding for tourism development, and more importantly has worked unstintingly to sensitize and support the community in its Conservation work. AWF continues to provide advice and services to all of us here.
Regenesis Ltd. is a Kenyan company set up in 2004 by British couple John and Gill Elias to invest in community-based conservation and tourism projects. Gill is a lawyer-turned-teacher, and as well as being our General Manager takes an active role in community development. John is a former Director in a number of well-known international companies, with experience in Marketing, Operations and Human Resources in many countries. He brings a wealth of management and leadership experience to this project.
The Ol Lentille Trust was set up as a UK Charity in 2010, as a Kenya NGO and a US 501(c)3 in 2012. The Trust manages the Ol Lentille Conservancy, attracts donor and social and conservation investor funds, and applies these funds for the benefit of the Community. We have major programmes in conservation and community water, education, and healthcare.
As well as being an investor and an employer at Kijabe, Regenesis is also a donor to the Kijabe and neighbouring communities.In December 2005 Regenesis was also successful in attracting for the Ranch one of the largest ever Grants from the EU’s Tourism Trust Fund ( www.ttfkenya.org ) for the expansion and completion of the tourism project.Kijabe also enjoys some financial assistance through the Naibunga Conservancy from the IBAR programme of the African Union using UN GEF funds.Regenesis is a member of the Laikipia Wildlife Forum ( www.laikipia.org), one of the leading conservation organisations in East Africa.Other donors ( and we hope to be able to add often to this list ) include:
- SNV, the Netherlands aid organisation www.snvworld.org
- Lindare Medical (UK) www.lindaremedical.co.uk
- Eveready (Kenya) eveready kenya
- Motorola (USA) www.motorola.com
- Preston Primary School (UK)
- Bickley Park School (UK) www.bickleyparkschool.co.uk
- Ashford-Friars Schol (UK) www.ashfordschool.co.uk
- Mrs. Bernardine Price (UK)
- Sandwich Junior School (UK) www.sandwich-junior.kent.sch.uk
- Sherston School (UK) www.sherston.wilts.sch.uk
- Sherston Musul School (Kenya) www.sherstonmusul.com