Research Centre Opening Ceremony
Last December I posted a number of entries to this blog about the Elephant & Bees team within the Save The Elephants organisation constructing a research centre near the Kileva Eastfield Primary school in Mwakoma (click HERE for more details).
Below is a note and some ‘photos about the opening ceremony at the centre from Dr Lucy King, the team leader. It sounds like a great day was had by all including many of the parents, teachers and pupils from Kileva Eastfield, and I’m really looking forward to seeing the new centre for myself next time I visit!
|From: Dr Lucy King
Date: 24th March, 2014
I’m very happy to pass on the news that The Elephants and Bees Research Centre in Sagalla is officially opened! We had a fantastic day on Thursday after lots of preparations such as goat buying, pilau making, agenda planning and blowing up of balloons. About 150 parents and visitors from all around the Sagalla mountain came and along with 70 children from the Kileva Eastfield primary school we had over 200 people attend our party. Local NGO partners sent representatives so we had friends from Wildlife Works, Malewa Trust, Kileva Foundation and the Tsavo Trust. Simon Trevor also popped in and generously dropped off some of his bee films for our library from his African Environmental Film Foundation.
The event was lucky enough to be presided over by the District
The centre is going to be a base for all our project activities:
I’ve attached a zip file of some of the good photos from the day.
Research Associate, Department of Zoology