Education

Milgis Milgis Trust aims to involve all the schools in a genuine focus to 'save their environment and the wildlife'rust aims to involve all the schools in a genuine focus to 'save their environment and the wildlife'

Education
Schools | Programme Structure

The Milgis Trust is doing its very best to provide relevant and accessible education programmes. We have built 1 primary school and five nursery schools and are currently supporting 6 outdoor 'under-the-trees' pre-schools. We also have a student sponsorship programme which offers opportunities to less fortunate youths through secondary, college and university education.

Why?

First, there is a shortage of schools in the area and some of the schools are inadequately furnished, which needs to be addressed. Second, the Milgis Trust aims to involve all the schools in a genuine focus to 'save the environment and the wildlife'. By securing support through the schools, the children can become 'ambassadors' for conservation in their area

How?

Building and equipping of Schools

All of our schools, excluding the Latakwen nursery, are built using locally sourced and sustainable materials. We strive to promote local labour and the practice of natural resource management in the area. The main structures are made from driftwood collected from dry river beds. The walls are stone and the 'makuti' roofs are made from doum palm leaves. 

Due to remoteness and limited resources, we try to ensure that all schools have adequate teaching materials, facilities and food. Through our sponsorship programme, we are seeing many of our students through teachers training, with the hopes that they will come back to the area.

Conservation Education

The current national curriculum does not have a genuine focus on conservation. Together with the Samburu County Education department, we have been supplementing the curriculum with conservation education. Extramural activities include Milgis Trust scouts visiting the schools to discuss sustainability concepts, painting large murals depicting co-existance of humans and wildlife and tree-planting. 

We have a new team to supplement our conservation education programme. This consist of a teacher and his assistant who will be building a drama and debating programme among 25 government schools. Music, drama and public speaking is a great way to convey the conservation message. They will develop inter-school competitions and the winners will tour to see conservation area's around Kenya. 

Programme Manager

One of our radio operators, is heading up this programme. By means of comedy, role plays, debates and themed days he has paved the way for CE in this remote area.Through his work he has proved that the arts are the best way to motivate students to engage in CE. His funny, inclusive and efficient manner makes him the ideal programme manager.So far he has surprised us with many fantastic drama’s, including dressing people up as elephants and roaming through the communities. He loves to conjure up a crowd and cause a scene which will be fantastic when he has a proper agenda and access to materials. 

Our Schools

Milgis Primary School

Milgis Nursery School

Noonchura Nursery School

Latakwen Nursery School

Leiroyia Nursery School

Suruan Nursery & standard 1 School

Milgis Education Sponsorship Program

In 2011 the Trust started a secondary schooling and university sponsorship program. This initiative was started by Voss Foundation's Women-Helping-Women campaign in 2010 and has slowly built it's sponsor-base to be able to educate over 50 children through secondary education.Children are wonderful catalysts for change and as the next generation they have the challenge and responsibility of continuing to maintain a sustainable ecosystem for their futures and that of their families.

By encouraging the study of specific occupations, we enable these students an opportunity to bring skills back into their Community 

For this reason the Milgis Trust has created a sponsorship package which goes beyond just government education.  Every child sponsored will be enrolled in the Milgis’s Young Conservationist’s Club and at the end of each school term the children will be called upon to take up their role as a Young Conservationist. they go out into the community and talk to the parents and other children the importance of conservation for the future of the community. they undertake conservation activities in the community together with the community.

Main supporters of this programme

Toto trust

Milgis Stiftelsen (Norge)

JANC Auction

Wanaduma

Bygdøy School Norge

Lene Maria for rent vann

Nobelity Project

all student sponsors