Can you imagine living 17 miles from a zoo of wonderful wild animals and being so poor that you can’t
afford a bus ticket to go see it? Imagine a Rothschild giraffe and zebras in pens for children to pet, but
many will never pet them due to lacking a few coins to go on the field trip with your school. That’s the impact
poverty has on the education of a child in Mbita, Kenya.
S.E.E.K’s leadership (Suba Environmental Education of Kenya) in Mbita, Kenya is stepping forward to
bring educational answers to the needy children of the area. S.E.E.K. is raising the needed funds to
purchase land to finalize the Don and Nancy Richards Wildlife Conservancy. This conservancy will be
almost 30 acres of land to house exotic wild animals given by the Ruma National Park to be part of the
children’s educational tours. The purchase of land is critically needed now to finish out the educational
program helping children to learn more and respect the natural surroundings God has given them.
Adding the conservancy to the nature walking tours, the pictorial museum, and classes for children on
God’s wondrous creation will bring a smile to the local poor children. They won’t need a bus ticket to
see the animals!