The success of the Conservancy is very much due to the Lewa family understanding that wildlife conservation cannot succeed without support from neighbouring communities. There are a number of initiatives such as micro-credit schemes, water projects, and education and healthcare projects that the LWC is involved with to aid community development.
The Lewa team have always recognized that the future of Kenya’s wildlife lies with the next generation. They have been instrumental in setting up the Lewa Education Programme (LEP) to help local children get a good education and teach them the importance of the wildlife. Today, the LEP sponsors 18 schools with a total population of 6000 students. A visit to a school can be arranged during your stay.
Lewa Wilderness offer internships from the Lewa Education Program for these kids to come in a learn about the Tourism industry. We have trained many people from our community who have gone on to get wonderful jobs in the Tourism industry around Kenya which we are very proud of.