In February 2018 Alia Moller joined our team. She has been putting together excellent monthly reports for our funders and stakeholders. In April 2018 we have decided to put each monthly report on our website for the public, as well as our supporters, to see the work Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest are doing to protect this amazing forest.
CThe Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest are looking to recruit a field and administration manager to administer and help run the Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest.
The post is on a one-year extendable contract with a three-month trial period starting in mid-February 2020.
For a detailed job description and more information please see the attached document
Please apply to email@example.com with your curriculum vitae and two references, which will be taken up.
The closing date for applications is Friday 3 January 2020 with interviews in mid-January 2020.
Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest
The Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke Forest is a non-for-profit company limited by guarantee. It looks to support the forest management team and specifically the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) and its partners in addressing the problems the forest has.
This includes stopping illegal logging which unfortunately is prevalent: stopping illegal poaching of animals: to help with the upkeep of nature trails, roads, sign boarding, picnic and camp sites, and assisting with education projects.
The winners of the Friends of Arabuko-Sokoke/Kilifi Gold Triathlon education programme awards: Christine Salama Charo her teacher Samson Kazungu Chengo from Girimacha Primary School, Aisha Nyamvula her teacher Agnes Kananu Njuri from Bambakofi Academy, Selina Sifa Kahindi; her teacher Patricia Nyale; from Mkongani Primary School visited Tsavo East National Park on Monday 4 November.
The team left KWS Gede at 5.50am arriving Tsavo East National Park at 7.45am had breakfast and started their six-hour game drive. They saw much wildlife including lion, elephants, crocodiles, hippos, giraffes, gazelles, zebras as well as many birds and other flora and fauna. They also learned facts about the Sabaki River. The students and their teachers all agreed that this had been an unforgettable experience and were very grateful to the organisers.
They were accompanied by KWS researcher at Gede, Lynn Njeri Njuguna, who was the initiator and behind the education programme sponsored by the Kilifi Triathlon with help from African Fund for Endangered Wildlife says she is delighted nearly 1400 children from 37 schools from around the forest had been brought into the forest.
Ker and Downey Safaris donated three tents to FoASF in October. These tents were handed to the KFS Jilore station, who plan to spend more time camping inside the forest and patrol from there.
Thank you to Ker and Downey for their generous donation and in particular to Paolo Parazzi and to Julia Horne for arranging for her driver to pick two up and deliver them to Malindi.
A cassava processing machine and solar drier were procured in September with funding from AFEW. Both machines were delivered to the forest and officially handed over to the Songa Mbele self-help group in October.
The group started harvesting and selling their cassava crop in September, the raw cassava was sold to the forest adjacent communities for 20/- a piece.
Using the machines, the cassava crops are now being processed to make flour, which can be used for making cakes, chapati, ugali and other staple foods. The group plan to offer an area for the local communities to learn about cassava planting and processing. These machines will be made available to all.
Members of the group have already been approached by a number of small businesses, which are interested in outsourcing the various cassava products. They plan to sign agreements for selling the cassava products and continue to provide an alternative source of living to the local communities.