On the 22nd of November, Lpus Leluai Primary School located in Westgate Community Conservancy officially opened their new the Simba library, which Ewaso Lions made possible. There were several dignitaries present for this occasion including Honorable Letimalo, the MP (Member of Parliament) for Samburu, the DC for Samburu and the Area Education Officers.
The new buildings were opened followed by the new Simba Library that Ewaso Lions started a few months ago. Thanks to donations from my mother and other family members, and the Desai Memorial Foundation, the library is now stocked with enough books for the school, which has grown tremendously over the past few years. Previously, more than 4 or 5 children would share 1 book. Now there are enough books for the 100+ children that study in the school.
Following the opening of the new buildings and structures, we were entertained by some of the school children who sang, danced and read some fantastic poetry. Beautiful Samburu ladies from the nearby villages also entertained the large crowd that had gathered for this special occasion.
It was a very special day for all involved. Ewaso Lions is committed to continuing our support for the school in the future. We are currently sponsoring 2 boys who completed their education at the school in 2009. We also started the Ewaso Lions Tree Project at the school and continue to make numerous donations of school supplies thanks to support from our donors. We have worked with the children on art competitions and taken them out in the reserves as part of our Kenyan Kids on Safari programme. Sales from our Simba Stories books will be used to set up the new Wildlife Club at the school.
Should you wish to make a donation of books for the library or provide any other assistance, please do get in touch with us!