“Imagine Africa and the world without any of [the beautiful wildlife] left?!”- chapter 2. It is difficult for many United States citizens to think about the practice of poaching and the detrimental effects it has because poaching is not as prevalent in America as it is in Africa. “The United States is second to China in its desire for illegal wildlife parts” though-OneGreenPlanet. Poachers killed over 30,000 elephants last year; if the killing continues at this rate, elephants will be extinct within the next decade. The threat of extinction is not the only threat poaching poses though. Many local communities rely on it’s wildlife to attract tourists. With wildlife populations exponentially decreasing, the local economies are at a huge risk of plummeting. Furthermore, there are drastic negative effects on the environment. The ecosystem is fragile. If one animal goes on the brink of extinction, populations of it’s prey increase exponentially which leads to overpopulation. There must be a balance. The picture book highlights the black market of poaching and narrates it in the animal’s point of view. You can help #preservethewildlife by donating to the Small Solutions Big Ideas campaign. Laptops are given to children in Kenya so they can stop the poaching around them. Let’s #empowerkids. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/empowerkenyankids . Any amount helps!
Kenyan kids are able to receive an education about their wildlife using the technology donated to them by the SSBI non-profit organization. The practice of poaching is putting hundreds of African wildlife species into extinction. At the rate poaching is occurring, there may not be elephants, rhinos, or other beautiful African species roaming the Earth in the next 50 years. It is imperative that the younger generation of African kids are educated to help the wildlife around them. The laptops they are given are used for research about their surrounding wildlife to stop the practice of poaching all together and to rebuild the once plentiful wildlife. By making a donation to Small Solutions Big Ideas, you are not only donating to the education of a child in Kenya, but to the endangered #africanwildlife. Any donation amount helps! Please visit our go fund me page and make a donation today https://www.gofundme.com/empowerkenyankids.
Small Solutions Big Ideas is very excited to announce our newest campaign, all focused around protecting the wildlife in Kenya. The children at the Primary school in Bungoma County, have been working very hard to learn more about the consequences of poaching and the effects that the ivory trade has on their country. The children feel strongly that their government should be doing more to help save the wildlife.
The students have been using the XO laptops that Small Solutions Big Ideas provided for them to conduct their research. Just the other day, we Skyped with two students who presented their findings about wildlife to us. They are greatly benefiting by the technology, no matter what they are researching.
“I’ve really upgraded my knowledge in saving the wildlife and knowing the importance of having wildlife.” -Jason (14), Bukokholo Primary School, Kenya
It is important that we continue to provide these children with technology so they can hold power in their community.
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