Kicheche believes in a better tomorrow for the communities upon whose land we operate. These communities have shown outstanding vision to set aside their land for conservation. In a changing world we seek to support many initiatives that improve community welfare whilst maintaining their proud heritage.
community - csr for a better tomorrow
Kicheche Community Trust champions four pillars EDUCATION, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT & EMPOWERMENT
The Kicheche Trust has been supporting the local Aitong (Mara) health clinic for many years. We strongly believe that healthcare is a basic right. Donations made in the past include medicines, medical books, a maternity ward, a dental ward, a water pump, water tanks and the upgrading of the existing solar system. For the future we are looking for further donations for medicines, reference books or other medical equipment and transport facilities for patients.
The Kicheche Community Trust has over the years built and maintained several school class rooms. The Trust sponsored a primary school teacher and has funded his further education studies, donated thousands of school books and stationary and donated towards a school bus and fund for 20 educational bursaries. In Laikipia, we take special care for those children affected by HIV/AIDS more specifically.
Each year the Kicheche Trust sponsors students at the Koiyaki guiding school and currently employs several graduates as guides and trainee guides. This course runs for one year and focuses on giving local Masai a solid foundation in guiding disciplines.
We’ve run Clean Up campaigns in the small towns on the edge of the conservancies, raised money for mobile cattle bomas to reduce deforestation and promote holistic grazing. Tree planting and supporting a bee hive project are other actions currently underway.
maa trust visit
mara discovery excursion
Visit the local Aitong trading centre, a school, a clinic and the Mara Discovery & Empowerment Centre (MDC) a combination of tourism, conservation, environmental education and community based micro enterprises. This excursion provides a brief glimpse into the lives of our community and the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.
Allow 2 hours, this visit is usually made after lunch allowing guests to continue on their afternoon game drive.