Apr 2, 2021

A Year Since we Joined GlobalGiving, Thanks to You

Become a Friend of the Sea Turtle Festival
Become a Friend of the Sea Turtle Festival

Dear Friends, 

Around this time last year, we became permanent partners with GlobalGiving, this was due to our successful fundraising campaign in March 2020, the success of this campaign is solely down to YOUR amazing generosity! 

In 2020, we raised a total of Kes 655,590 (approximately $6,555) through GlobalGiving campaigns, this accounted for nearly 40% of all donations we received in 2020. This is HUGE and we cannot thank you enough for this, last year was particularly tough and without your support, we may not be here today!

We have had a busy few months since our last report, please check out our last few newsletters by clicking HERE! 

We have launched our Marine Club, an online network for marine lovers, each month we share a topic with members, along with activities. We have a special deal this weekend in celebration of Easter and are giving a 10% discount on the annual membership. This is a great way to support our work as well as learn new and amazing facts about the oceans! To join, click HERE!

We have been working with our partners on some new and exciting education programmes in schools, as well as participating in a new 'penpal' programme, called Conservation Pals. Conservation Pals is all about connecting local students with students overseas to learn about other wildlife and cultures. With recent restrictions in Kenya due to COVID-19, this has meant schools have closed again, which means some of our work will need to be temporarily suspended until a safer time. 

We are currently working on our 2021 annual report and will be able to share this with you in our next update. We are also preparing for Diani's second sea turtle festival, which will be held on June 13th. This is a great awareness event, bringing our community together to learn about sea turtles and their habitat! You can sponsor the event and become a friend of the festival, to learn more, go to www.ceskenya.org/product/become-a-friend-of-the-sea-turtle-festival/.

We are still needing your support and so we ask if you can, please continue to donate to our GlobalGiving campaigns. All funds are used to ensure local staff and their vital work continues as well as helps fund our conservation education programmes, any amount is greatly appreciated!

Thank you and we wish you a wonderful Easter!

Kelly Martin

CEO

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Dec 7, 2020

Join us as we Celebrate the Small Things

Dear friends,

As 2020 draws to a close, the team at the Conservation Education Society takes a moment to reflect on this year’s activities. One thing we can all agree upon, 2020 certainly was not what anyone had expected. However, there are many things we are still thankful for, and in the spirit of giving, we wanted to take a moment to share them with you!

  • Our most important achievement this year has been our partnership with GlobalGiving. In March we were invited to participate in the GlobalGiving accelerator campaign. We were incredibly thankful to have successfully reached our goal and to receive a permanent partnership with GlobalGiving!
  • GlobalGiving has not only assisted us in raising nearly $8,000 this year but has also put us in touch with YOU! Our partnerships and networks are what allows us to continue our work in marine conservation and sustainability. Therefore, we are thankful to be able to share our work with our growing network.
  • We are thankful for our amazing team who have worked incredibly hard this year to keep our audience engaged, this has been through our online quizzes, our monthly newsletters, blogs, photo competitions, and much more! Take a moment to check them out!
  • After 6 months of closure, we were able to reopen the Marine Education Centre to the public. Adhering to health and safety regulations, we are careful not to increase the spread of COVID-19; wearing masks, sanitizing our workspace and practicing social distancing. We are thankful to be open to the public for small tours.
  • We are thankful for being able to participate in the 2020 International Coastal Clean-up, which was conducted between September to November.

What are you thankful for this year? Let us know by posting on our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram: @conservationeducationsociety, Twitter: @CESKenya)!

We want to thank everyone who has supported us in 2020, we wish you a safe and enjoyable time during the festive season. We are especially looking forward to working with nearby schools and groups and kick-starting our education programmes in 2021.

Yours sincerely

Marine Team

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Dec 7, 2020

Join us as we Celebrate the Small Things

Dear friends,

As 2020 draws to a close, the team at the Conservation Education Society takes a moment to reflect on this year’s activities. One thing we can all agree upon, 2020 certainly was not what anyone had expected. However, there are many things we are still thankful for, and in the spirit of giving, we wanted to take a moment to share them with you!

  • Our most important achievement this year has been our partnership with GlobalGiving. In March we were invited to participate in the GlobalGiving accelerator campaign. We were incredibly thankful to have successfully reached our goal and to receive a permanent partnership with GlobalGiving!
  • GlobalGiving has not only assisted us in raising nearly $8,000 this year but has also put us in touch with YOU! Our partnerships and networks are what allows us to continue our work in marine conservation and sustainability. Therefore, we are thankful to be able to share our work with our growing network.
  • We are thankful for our amazing team who have worked incredibly hard this year to keep our audience engaged, this has been through our online quizzes, our monthly newsletters, blogs, photo competitions, and much more! Take a moment to check them out!
  • After 6 months of closure, we were able to reopen the Marine Education Centre to the public. Adhering to health and safety regulations, we are careful not to increase the spread of COVID-19; wearing masks, sanitizing our workspace, and practicing social distancing. We are thankful to be open to the public for small tours.
  • We are thankful for being able to participate in the 2020 International Coastal Clean-up, which was conducted between September to November.


What are you thankful for this year? Let us know by posting on our social media pages (Facebook and Instagram: @conservationeducationsociety, Twitter: @CESKenya)!

We want to thank everyone who has supported us in 2020, we wish you a safe and enjoyable time during the festive season. We are especially looking forward to working with nearby schools and groups and kick-starting our education programmes in 2021.

Yours sincerely

Marine Team

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