Community Newsletter September 2010
This is our third newsletter of a series in which we would like to take the opportunity to inform our neighbours and the local community about the activities of Wildlife Works Carbon (WWC). WWC is an exciting new arm of Wildlife Works that aims to access the growing global carbon market for the benefit of Kenyans.
WILDLIFE WORKS FACTORY EPZ
In conjunction with Wildlife Works Carbon, based on Rukinga Ranch is Wildlife Works Factory EPZ. The EPZ was setup in 2001 and the construction of a clothing factory was started. The aim of the factory was to create local employment opportunities, and training for local craftsmen and women. Mr. Daniel Munyao manages the clothing factory and it currently employs 15 people. Fabrics are imported, and manufactured into high quality clothing, and are exported to the European and American markets. It is the aim of Wildlife Works EPZ to continue to expand the clothing factory in the future, and with that expansion create further employment opportunities within the area and within our local communities.
BURSARY SCHEME THROUGH THE EYES OF ONE OUR SPONSORED STUDENTS CATHERINE MWALUGHA
“I am 19 years old and I was successfully sponsored in 2006 after I completed my Primary School education in Jora Primary at Kasigau. I joined a provincial school known as Bura Girls, which is found in Taita District. The course took four years and by 2009 I successfully completed and achieved a mean grade of B+. This is a grade that will qualify me to join a public University.
At the moment I am working at Wildlife Works as a volunteer waiting to join University. I would like to study medicine, as this has always been my dream job. It has been nice working at Wildlife Works since I have not wasted my time outside the village doing nothing. And I am really enjoying this, as I would be staying here until next year on August when I leave for University.”
CONSTRUCTION OF SECURITY POST NEAR RUKINGA HILL
Towards the end of September 2010, construction began on a new Rangers and Security post on Rukinga Ranch, near Rukinga hill. This construction has given temporary employment to 7 people from Makwasenyi, another 7 people from Bungule Village and also team of fundi’s from Maungu Village. The new post is strategically positioned within the centre of the Wildlife Works Carbon project area, to enable us to increase patrols and offer further support to the ongoing carbon project.
RECRUITEMENT DATES FOR NEW WILDLIFE WORKS RANGERS
We will be holding recruitment days around the community in the area to increase the number of Rangers we have:
On the 5 November at KAJIRE for the people of Kajire /Kishamba/ Mwambiti.
On the 6 November at MARAPU for the people of Zongwani/ Raghas/ Marapu/Tario & Teri
On the 9 November at LANDI for the people of Mbarenyi/Mwatate & Mzwanenyi
On the 12 November at MAKWASINYI for the people of Rukanga/ Jora/ Bungule/ Makwasinyi & Kiteghe
There is a height restriction of 5ft 6 inches otherwise ALL are welcome. Please be there at 7.00 am on the day
COLLECTION DATES FOR SEEDLINGS
We shall be coming to the community areas to collect tree seedlings as per our previous newsletter. We will provide the transport from the nearest road, so would request all seedlings to be positioned close to the road on the appropriate dates as we will not be able to go into individual homesteads for collection, due to time restraints. Payment will be made for all seedlings according to the most recent newsletter (July/August)
MARUNGU HILL: MAUNGU/ITINIYI/MARUNGU/KALE & MKAMENYI 3RD NOVEMBER
KASIGAU AREA SASENYI/BUGUTA/ KISIMENYI/ KITEGHE ON 4th NOVEMBER
KASIGAU AREA RUKANGA/ JORA/ BUNGULE/ MAKWASINYI 5TH NOVEMBER
SAGALLA HILL LOWER TRUCK SHALL PASS ALONG THE MAIN ROUTE AROUND 8TH NOVEMBER
If anyone with any specific questions please call Lenjo at Wildlife Works.
Many thanks for everybody’s help and participation.