Working on a New Book: Simba Stories

Nov 2, 2009 | Categories: Community, Education, Westgate Conservancy | 5 Comments

UPDATE: Simba Stories is now available to buy online. All proceeds go to our conservation education programmes. Click here.

Ewaso Lions has recently joined hands with Lpus Leluai Primary School in West Gate Community Conservancy.  To increase awareness of the importance of lion conservation, we are working with students and teachers at the school.  Students are requested to write and/or illustrate stories about lions in English/Swahili/Samburu.  The best stories and artwork will be put together and printed in the form of a booklet.  These copies will be distributed locally and internationally to increase awareness of lions.  Using these Simba Stories booklets, funds will also be raised for the school’s educational needs.

All art material has been donated by Shalini Bhalla of SB Management. Lindsay Morency, from Canada, has sponsored editing of the Simba Stories booklet and the Panthera Foundation has sponsored production and printing of some of the booklets.

The students have already begun working on their artwork and have produced some great drawings.  Some of them had never painted before until they received boxes of paints and brushes.


Jeremiah working on his drawing


Samson learning how to paint



Some of the completed drawings

I will send an update on their progress soon!

UPDATE: Simba Stories is now available to buy online. All proceeds go to our conservation education programmes. Click here.

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» sauwah said: { Nov 2, 2009 - 04:11:14 }

great idea! and good luck to the kids, the teachers and the project. can’t wait to see their progress.

» Elisabeth said: { Nov 2, 2009 - 04:11:40 }

Beautiful artwork! Isn’t there another lion researcher also working very close with the communities in the Samburu area?

My cousin’s live out there and they told me this.

» Elisabeth said: { Nov 3, 2009 - 09:11:40 }

Hello, again:

Yes, I check with my cousins and it is named “Project Simba” with Lion Conservation Fund. You are a project of this?

Lala Salama!

» ewasolions said: { Dec 4, 2009 - 02:12:34 }

Hi, thanks for your comments. My project is the Ewaso Lion Project and we are based in Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserves, and West Gate Community Conservancy.

» Kathy V said: { Mar 3, 2010 - 12:03:59 }

My husband, Trey, and I saw these absolutely beautifully written stories and the brilliant accompanying artwork firsthand. We cannot wait for the publish date!

Great work, Shivani, and all with the Ewaso Lions Project!