Bart Westdorp and Nina Be of Global Breath Studio spent 3 weeks in the slums of Matopeni, Kenya to film the children of the Ingrid Education Centre (one of LiveGlobally's projects) and their visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary. They are in the process of creating their first full-length documentary, Knowing By Heart.
Watch a few clips from the Knowing By Heart documentary and then join us at an upcoming LiveGlobally event to learn even more about LiveGlobally's projects, including the Ingrid Education Centre.
The Ingrid Education Centre educates around 300 underprivileged children and orphans in the Matopeni slums of Nairobi, Kenya. The Ingrid Education Centre is an oasis in the middle of the rock quarry slum area, where poverty, hunger and illness are part of daily life. The school was founded by a local group of volunteer teachers, who saw the need to bring education to the local children, to improve their futures in a very harsh environment. The school now runs a kindergarten, and classes 1 to 8.
financing the ongoing construction & improvements of the school building
providing a Teachers Fund to ensure sustainable wages for the school's teachers
growing the sustainability of the school through programs designed to create income (including sewing machines, beehives, and a microloan bank)
providing a safe and nourishing environment for the children (including food for lunches, clean drinking water, sanitary pads, computers and internet)
At the heart of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's conservation activities is the Orphans’ Project, which has achieved world-wide acclaim through its hugely successful elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation program. The Orphans’ Project exists to offer hope for the future of Kenya’s threatened elephant and rhino populations as they struggle against the threat of poaching for their ivory and horn, and the loss of habitat due to human population pressures and conflict, deforestation and drought.
To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 infant elephants and has accomplished its long-term conservation priority by effectively reintegrating orphans back into the wild herds of Tsavo, claiming many healthy wild-born calves from former-orphaned elephants raised in our care.
To learn more about how the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust cares for the orphans, click here!