Airtel donates water tanks to support wildlife conservation
Airtel Kenya has donated water tanks to two schools located around the Tsavo West National Park in Mtito Andei.
This was in support of Project Ngulia’s Community Conservation Awareness project that seeks to involve the local community in conservation awareness to reduce poaching and illegal activities in the park.
The tanks seek to address reliable water harvesting resources which have resulted in increased human wildlife conflict.
“Airtel is cognizant of the great need faced by the communities around the park, due to the scarcity of water and we are delighted to be able to donate these water tanks as they will help in harvesting and storage of water thereby ensuring that you have a reliable source of water,” said Airtel’s Managing Director Prasanta Das Sarma.
In 2014, Airtel partnered with Project Ngulia to offer technological support by providing internet connectivity within the Ngulia Rhino Sanctuary.
Speaking during the presentation of the tanks, the head teachers expressed their joy as they received the tanks.
‘SAFE DRINKING WATER’
“The tank is more than silver and gold. It assures us – pupils, teachers and parents of safe drinking water. Good health is key in good performance, thanks to Airtel,” said Mr Yambu, headteacher Matangini Primary School.
Mr Japheth Kyangu, the Matulani Primary School headteacher echoed Mr Yambu’s statement.
“The tank that Airtel has given us will help us conserve harvested rain water for future use. We will use this water for drinking, learning and maintenance of cleanliness in the classrooms, offices, kitchen and latrine. ”