Last week was a sad occasion for Antony and the Lion Guardians, as he held his leaving party in Mbirikani. But it was also a very happy day, as the whole community is so glad that Antony is going to Oxford to learn more about wildlife so that he will be able to further help his community and the wildlife of Kenya when he comes back.
People came from all over the ranch to celebrate and wish him well, and also to collect money together to help him in his new life in Oxford. Speeches were made to offer advice and congratulate him on this great achievement by many different people, including Lion Guardians Director Leela.
There was also a blessing by the elders, and of course a lot of food and drink to keep everyone happy!
We were all amazed by the fantastic generosity of the Mbirikani community, who despite the ongoing drought, and desperate conditions, managed to collect together over $700 to give to Antony to help him on his way. What an amazing gift, when times are so tough here.
Antony left Kenya yesterday, and we have heard he has now arrived safely in Oxford and received a very warm welcome. He promises he will write a blog very soon! In the meantime here is a photo of his arrival at Heathrow airport in London!
GOOD LUCK ANTONY!
Fantastic Antony, wishing you all the best of luck, can’t wait for your updates from Oxford !! The generosity from your local community to set you up is a true testimony to you and your people..
it’s great to see his safe arrival and his strong support from his community elders and members! wish him the best of luck and can’t wait for his update from oxford.
Good luck, Anthony! Post soon!
Dear Anthony – Safari njema! And look forward to hearing more about what you learn at Oxford – I’m sure that you will have much to teach them there too. What a beautiful send off – I see that the skies are full of rain clouds…
Enjoy your studies, Antony!
Good luck Antony
How awesome! What a lucky guy to get to do this! God bless!
Whoo-hoo! Way to go!
Fantastic!! Have a great time and study hard. So proud of you!!