AY1 is a car of many talents. When needed, it becomes a community ambulance and has saved many lives, including transporting women in labour. It also turns into a school bus to take our girl conservation scholars to boarding school at the start and end of term.
AY1 collecting our Conservation Scholars from Westgate Community on their last day of school 2022
During times of drought, AY1 has been lent to the Grevy Zebra Trust to assist with their supplementary feeding programme, helping keep Grevy’s zebras alive. It ferries community members to and from important meetings and helps in the running of our annual free dental and eye clinics for the Samburu community. It has been, and will continue to be, indispensable.
AY1 delivering supplies for one of our medical clinics
Sadly, Arlene passed away in February 2023. Her memory lives on for us in Sasaab’s conservation car and her legacy continues to make a difference to people throughout Westgate Community and at Sasaab. Safari was a precious experience for Arlene, she loved the simplicity and stillness of it in contrast to the chaotic daily lives many of us lead. In Africa, she felt at peace and was fascinated by the discipline in nature and what the natural world can teach us.