The Tacugama Kids Environmental Education Programme-TKEEP is geared towards empowering school children in conserving their environments and wildlife. In this vein, through Friends of Tacugama UK, our long time supporter Simon Carr has helped fund scholarships to sixteen school children of the God’s Army Preparatory School at Regent Village, located near the sanctuary.
This scholarship is a form of assistance to these under-privileged children to pay for their school fees, as otherwise it would be difficult for their families to afford these fees. In an official ceremony at the school, the scholarships were handed out to the deserving students by HH Judge Simon Carr and our education co-ordinator Ethel Sillah. The children appeared happy and slightly overawed; we feel very fortunate to have been able to provide this opportunity to keep such a good number of hard working youngsters in the educational system and we wish them all the best for the future!