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Elephant Scholarships

We work closely with local primary schools in the area to select highly motivated intelligent students who come from pastoralist backgrounds and whose families are unable to afford the school fees.

Sponsoring these young people provides them with a rare and precious opportunity that will transform their lives.

Since 2001 over 200 beneficiaries have had their lives transformed by donors who donated scholarship funds to help children living in the elephants’ range. The alumni are now becoming leaders in their communities. Each is an ambassador for conservation while also increasing local capacity in a wide range of sectors such as health, education, wildlife, tourism, and business, among others.

The Scholarship programme is one of many outreach activities run by the Save the Elephants’ education team in Northern Kenya. The team also teaches classes designed to increase students’ knowledge of elephants, organise field trips for students to see elephants firsthand, purchase educational equipment such as desks, meals for boarding students, equip dormitories, construct latrines and provide electricity for schools. Last year, the team distributed more than a thousand drought resistant seedlings to provide future shade from trees.

This program goes the extra mile to build both intellect and character, and the sponsor has a unique opportunity to be part of this journey. The students build friendships with their sponsors, and with STE and stay in close contact the whole way through termly letters and pictures.

With much needed help from individual donors and foundations, STE continues to advance young people who are working towards preserving their rich heritage, empowering the communities they come from. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please donate today!


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Elephants need you to live their large and wild lives


How You Can Help

Over the last years our world-leading conservation efforts have been possible thanks to the dedication and generosity of loyal supporters. To join them you can donate in a number of ways:

Elephant Crisis Fund

Elephants are fast disappearing from the wild. Without urgent, international action they could be gone within a generation. The Elephant Crisis Fund provides rapid, catalytic support for the most effective projects designed to stop the killing, thwart traffickers and end the demand for ivory. 100% of all donations reach the field.

Online Donation

Save the Elephants is funded almost entirely by private donations. It is only through the generous support of donors that we are able to continue our important elephant conservation work. We rely entirely on funds, grants and donations from around the world, so thank you for helping us to secure a future for these fascinating creatures.

Education - Support a Child

Our unique brand of conservation education encourages students to become ambassadors of their rich environment. We also give opportunities to friends around the world to help educate young minds and improve the infrastructure of their schools. Sponsor a child & help build a future for wildlife.