Monthly Archives: September 2008

Meet Jonathan Baya, our Conservation Officer

  My name is Jonathan Baya.  I started working for A Rocha Kenya in 2002 after a long period of 22 years serving the former owner of the field study centre – Barbara Simpson.  I started as a gardener in the years 1982, then she found me as an enthusiastic person, who was very keen […]

Another new Volunteer!

We are pleased to have another student from Tsavo Park Institute with us for three months!  He introduces himself below: Hello, my name is Bernard Lang’at, coming from Bomet district, just above Maasi Mara in Kenya.  I am a first year student in Tsavo Park Institute, Voi, pursuing a diploma course in Tourism Management.  My […]

International Coastal Clean-up day 20th September 2008

Saturday 20th September was International Coastal Clean-up day.  Here in Watamu the day dawned bright and hot and the 500 school children from more than 10 schools n the area sheltered under the trees at Watamu Supermarket as they waited for activities to begin.  It was a bit of a slow start but once t-shirts […]

Gede National Monument and Museum hosts Eco-products exhibition

Gede National Monument and Museum is hosting an exhibition for eco-friendly products!  The exhibition began on Monday 15th September and is on for one month.  It is timed so that World Tourism Week takes place whilst it is on.  The idea is that tourists, hotels and other organisations and companies will visit the exhibition and […]

New A Rocha Kenya Volunteer!

My name is Aaron Janzen. I am the new A Rocha Kenya volunteer from Coaldale, Alberta, Canada. The past four years I have spent working on a Bachelor of Arts degree at Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. My major was in Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies and I minored in Biblical and Theological […]

Two of our Kenyan volunteers say goodbye

Over the past few months we’ve enjoyed sharing our work with three Kenyan volunteers, Francis Chibwara, Mark Mkutano and Rufous Mwakina.  They’ve taken part in many things, including bird ringing, insect collecting, the ASSETS camps, visiting schools for Environmental Education and the inter-school competition and helping with site maintenance.   It’s been great having them […]

Environmental education training Seminar for Primary Teachers is held at Mwamba

We have been pleased this week to host a seminar run by CORDIO (Coastal Ocean Research and Development in the Indian Ocean).  CORDIO works with schools and communities to raise awareness of the marine environment and encourage environmental and conservation activities generally.  The trainees were teachers from South Coast, Mombasa, Watamu and around the Arabuko-Sokoke […]