Since the beginning of the 2011 academic school year in January, FCF has been improving its system of sponsoring higher-education level (university) students from the villages in FCF project areas. FCF is currently implementing a more rigorous screening and selection process that will be focused on identifying and enrolling students with an exceptional aptitude and motivation to succeed within the wildlife and conservation arena. By streamlining processes and monitoring abilities, FCF will be able to increase the efficiencies of this program and be better equipped to keep its gracious donors updated on the progress of the students. As always, students demonstrating a major financial need will continue to be FCF’s target.
FCF is also developing a new program to send select students to private boarding schools (middle and high school) which have advanced facilities and high quality teachers to provide an exceptional education. This new program will require a higher level of financial commitment from donors, but will also have a much greater long term impact on the individual student’s life.
Maswa Game Reserve
In 2010, FCF completed the construction of a new classroom at a school near the Maswa Game Reserve (close to the Serengeti region). This school opened in March 2011.
This year, FCF started the construction of a medical dispensary in Buturi village. This medical dispensary will provide the only health service available to the population of the area.
The objective of the Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) clinics project was to improve the care and treatment for patients at Uvinza Clinic by providing a solar power system and other important medical technologies. The clinic has significantly improved its services as a result of the project.
According to Hamisa Kambi the head nurse, the most important improvement has been lighting and patient beds which has allowed for 24 hour health care.
Unfortunately, the solar system has had some problems which require fairly expensive maintenance and replacement of components. We are currently looking into having a good solar technician assess the needs of the system before we look for ways to restore the system to full capacity.
Partnership between Safari Club International Foundation (SCIF) and the Friedkin Conservation Fund (FCF). These videos where on a continuous loop at the 2008 CITES meeting.