Our Work.

What We Do

We conserve wildlife through water provision and raise awareness on wildlife conservation using football sport.

We Take Bold Actions to Provide Water to the Wildlife & Communities in Conservancy Areas.

Wildlife in the world can only be protected by the love of compassionate hearts in the world.

Water4Wildlife and Community Programs​

Water is vital to support biodiversity. Water4Wildlife has provided water for wildlife, both human and livestock use, through innovative projects and partnerships. To survive, animals need water for drinking and habitats, e.g., amphibians, insects, and water-based organisms. Also, for breeding grounds and to cool off, especially during the dry season.

Due to climate change, the weather patterns have changed, resulting in longer dry periods, most often leading to drought. This means that animals have to leave their natural habitats in search of water and pasture, resulting in human-wildlife conflict as they both depend on limited resources. 

To mitigate the above, Water4Wildlife has dug 6 water holes to harvest water surface runoff for wild animals to drink during dry seasons. Our goal is to excavate many more boreholes in the Maasai Mara ecosystem. We have had huge success, and these waterholes have resulted in fewer cases of human-wildlife conflict in the areas they have been set up.

We not only work to provide water for wildlife but the communities and their livestock living within and near the conservancies. Also, providing clean, safe water to the marginalized community increases access to drinking water, reduces water-borne diseases, and improves sanitation and hygiene. 

Wild beast drinking water from a man-made water pan at a conservancy.
Zebra drinking water from a constructed water pan.
Livestocl drinking water from a constructed water pan in Lemek Conservancy, Maasai Mara.

Football4Wildlife Conservation ​

Football in the Maasai Mara conservancies is an excellent example of community-based wildlife conservation. Water4Wildlife has been working closely with schools and local game rangers to share information on wildlife conservation. It’s fun for children to understand our heritage and wildlife conservation from a friendly perspective.

To encourage more children to get involved in sports, we have partnered with the UEFA Foundation for Children to support the setting up of two fun mini-football pitches in Olkimitare and Ngosuani Primary Schools. The partnership has also been extended to include the provision of football kits and equipment to children in schools and communities within wildlife conservation areas. The Football4Wildlife project allows children to engage in fun, learn about wildlife conservation and raise their team effort.

Our project seeks to address the gender issues in sports by encouraging the participation of both boys and girls. We provide the football kits and equipment equally and further engage male and female coaches to train them. This boosts the confidence of the children and promotes their enthusiasm for football.

 

In general, sporting activities are essential for the development of children, and through football, we aim to increase these benefits among children in the following ways: 

  • Allow children to use their creativity while developing their physical skills. 

  • Help children develop better ways to cope with the highs and lows of life in terms of winning and losing.

  • Help build positive self-esteem among children.

  • Help reduce stress and increase the feeling of physical and mental well-being.

  • Improve communication skills among the children by encouraging them to speak up and let them be heard during games.

  • It enables children to be team members and collaborate through participating in football. 

We continue to seek partnerships and development projects under the Football4Wildlife programs. Please contact us to find available opportunities to work with us on this program.

Children pose for a group photo at Villa 16 Children Home after receving football kits donation.
Members of Nakuru City Football Academy playing with balls donated by the UEFAFoundation for Children.
Water4Wildlife Coach engaging with children at Greater Kudos during distribution of football kits and equipment.

“If we don’t have a place for nature in our heart, how can we expect nature to have a place for us.”
― Abhijit Naskar, When Veins Ignite: Either Integration or Degradation

“Humankind must learn to understand that the life of an animal is in no way less precious than our own.”

Paul Oxton

Founder & CEO, Wild Heart Wildlife Foundation