This #GivingTuesday we are asking you to help support the work of Elephanatics to build conservation educational capacity in Kenya by donating to the Fran Duthie African Elephant Conservation Scholarship held with Mara Elephant Project, an African conservation organization in Kenya dedicated to protecting elephants and their habitats.
The scholarship provides financial support to Kenyan nationals acquiring a technical certificate, undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters or PhD) degree in an area related to conservation and the protection of wildlife.
Janeth Jepkemboi was the first ever recipient of the scholarship.
Janeth began her master’s program at Karatina University studying environmental science. Janeth’s parents worked hard to put her through high school, and she helped by doing fundraisers. To pursue her undergraduate degree, she took out loans and worked throughout. Janeth was an exceptional candidate for this scholarship.
“My undergraduate studies in environmental studies made me passionate about conservation and I love connecting with nature. This scholarship is an opportunity for me to gain skills and academic excellence that I will use after as I envision working with a conservation organization and being at a level where I can influence policy to safeguard livelihoods while still protecting biodiversity values. This scholarship will be a great opportunity to realize my dreams and be an asset to the community.”
Janeth’s first semester consists of 7 units to include Conservation & Planning of Biological Resources, Environment & Development, among others. She is currently working on numerous assignments and term papers and will be writing her end of semester exams in January. We wish her every success and know she will do well.
The future of our wildlife depends on students, such as Janeth, to bring innovative change to conservation methods and modalities. We are all interdependent on nature for our own survival. Please consider investing in students who will provide the expertise necessary to make these changes.
* Please state in the comments section under ‘Donate Now’ that you would like your money deposited to the “Fran Duthie Scholarship”.