Community Development

communityKenya Eco Safaris apart from providing tour services, is greatly involved in various community development efforts and projects throughout the country.

Community development is a structured intervention that gives communities greater control over the conditions that affect their lives. This does not solve all the problems faced by a local community, but it does build up confidence to tackle such problems as effectively as any local action can.

Community development works at the level of local groups and organisations rather than with individuals or families. The range of local groups and organisations representing communities at local level constitutes the community sector.

Community development is a skilled process and part of its approach is the belief that communities cannot be helped unless they themselves agree to this process. Community development has to look both ways: not only at how the community is working at the grass roots, but also at how responsive key institutions are to the needs of local communities.

In recent years, Kenya Eco Safaris has been visiting and supporting the Msamaria Mwema Children’s Home in Nairobi. This offers refuge to children orphaned by Aids. Please get in touch with us if you would like to help in any way. Click here to find out more about the home.