A Rocha Kenya's Environmental Education Officer works with wildlife clubs in schools and trains local school teachers to coordinate and oversee educational activities and to teach about environmental care within existing National Curriculum activities.
The Arabuko-Sokoke Schools and Eco-tourism Scheme (ASSETS) was set up by A Rocha Kenya in 2001. The scheme uses money generated from eco-tourism to provide secondary school “eco-bursaries” for local children and also contributes to nature conservation.
Mwamba provides simple and pleasant guest house type accommodation for all and any interested visitors, including birders, researchers and conservationists, and offers opportunities for volunteers to get involved as well as facilities for small workshops and seminars.
A Rocha Kenya's scientific programme has focussed to date on avian studies with some work on invertebrates, benthic fauna, plants and mammals. Regular surveys are carried out on endangered species and in threatened habitats in order to better understand and therefore protect them. We have recently initiated a marine research program and are currently recruiting volunteers.