African Latitude and Mwitu na Watu have been supporting Loitan schools through funds collected from tourists. African Latitude’s Loita Hills Walking Safari starts on the edge ofthe Maasai Mara Game Reserve, passing through the Loita Hills and all the way to the Rift Valley floor near Lake Natron and Shompole. Five primary schools plus the Shompole Group Ranch receive annual funding for designated projects.
Kone Primary School has 300 pupils today, and is without electricity or running water as are most schools in the area. Mwitu na Watu received a donation for rebuilding the school toilets, funding was raised by Kristen Groessl of Chicago, USA. Technical assistance and transport was given by African Latitude, with the help of Momposhi Ole Rerente, one of African Latitude’s guides.