The Daniel Mukenye Wildlife Warrior Scholarship Award was launched this month by the Elewana Collection’s charitable arm The Land & Life Foundation. This scholarship is in memory of Wildlife Warrior Daniel, who sadly passed away in March of this year after a protracted illness. To remember Daniel, Land & Life Foundation are dedicating this new scholarship award in his name.
This scholarship will be presented to one of the graduating Wildlife Warriors, who have finished secondary school and are moving into tertiary education. The scholarship will go towards the tuition fees of a tertiary level qualification in conservation, wildlife, tourism or hospitality. A Wildlife Warrior looking to pursue a degree, a certificate or a diploma in any of these fields may be eligible for the Daniel Mukenye Award, and the Award will be presented to the scholar with the best KCSE results of the applicants. The scholarship will be paid annually for the duration of the course (up to a maximum of four years).
This year the first recipient of the award is Dancan Muriithi, one of our first ever four Wildlife Warriors. Originally hailing from Ura Gate Primary School, near Meru National Park and supported by Elewana Elsa's Kopje, the ever jovial Dancan completed his secondary education in December 2018. He is now enrolled at the Co-Operative University of Kenya where he will shortly be starting a course in Tours and Travel Management. His ambition is to become a ranger, protecting and conserving the wildlife of Kenya, and he hopes to eventually work with the Meru National Park next to his family home. Dancan has a great deal of potential and will excel in whatever he strives to achieve and we wish him all the best for the future.