Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust works to build a sustainable future where wildlife and communities can thrive together. Today the DSWT is the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.
The DSWT runs a number of programs with the goal to complement the conservation, preservation and protection of Kenya’s wildlife. This includes anti-poaching, safeguarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.
Yewande Sokan, from Maxus London and the WPP network, came to Recife in November 2014 to work with ActionAid and a local communities in poor areas of the city. They developed the campaign Garotas nada Estúpidas to help girls understand their selfworth and prevent them from falling into the cycle of prostitution.