The Elephant Scholarship Programme is a primary branch of the Save The Elephants/Elephant Watch Safaris education program founded by Oria Douglas-Hamilton. We work closely with local primary schools in the Samburu Isiolo Conservation Area (SICA) to select intelligent students whose families are unable to afford school fees. Sponsoring these young people provides them with a rare and precious opportunity that will change their lives. Since its inception in 2001, the programme has benefitted over 150 students across Samburu, Isiolo and Marsabit counties.
The programme goes the extra mile to build both intellect and character. This booklet is a brief chronicle of the different stages of some of our past and present scholarship students. Their unfaltering hearts, a thirst for education, humble backgrounds and unique experiences have transformed them into budding heroes and heroines of Save the Elephants and the community they live in.