Angama Foundation Unveils Three Maiden Projects Benefitting Local Maasai Communities

Kenya’s luxury safari lodge, Angama Mara, has unveiled three projects benefitting the property’s neighbouring communities as a result of funds raised by guests through a nightly donation to the Angama Foundation.

Together with Narok County’s Minister of Education, on March 17, 2017, the Angama Foundation proudly opened its three maiden projects: accommodation for 16 teachers at Emurutoto Primary School, three new classrooms at Partakilat Primary School, and the Angama Mara clinic. These three initiatives were identified after thorough consultation with the community.

“The Angama Foundation is funded by a $10 per person, per night guest contribution—something little, which quickly becomes quite significant, and makes the world of difference to a community in need,” said Steve Mitchell, Co-Founder and Director of Angama Mara.

Emurutoto Primary School has become the benchmark for schools in the district, attracting children from further afield due to its reputation as a centre of excellence. Until now, the teachers lived in adobe mud buildings, not adequate enough to allow them to prepare for and relax from the daily rigors of caring for hundreds of children.

The Partakilat Primary School is the lodge’s immediate neighbour, formerly lacking enough infrastructures to educate its growing population of more than 200 school children.  

Located on property, the Angama Mara clinic serves the lodge’s guests and staff as well as local community members. It was funded jointly by the Foundation and the business and received generous support from guests who have assisted with procuring specialist medical equipment, such as a Doppler fetal monitor and a defibrillator.