This website has been prepared and is managed by Iain Baird from World Class Citizens Ltd.
The Wildlife Clubs of Kenya (WCK) was established in 1968 with the aim of helping to educating young Kenyans about the wildlife in their country and the importance of conserrving them and the natural environment. The Tujuane Project was established in 2002, partly as a result of the excellent educational work that the visiting Forest teachers saw going on the the Western Region Headquarters in Kisumu. The WCK centre at Kisumu was being managed at that time by Evan Mkala, who was the person who proposed the name 'Tujuane'. Evan, working with his Gloucestershire UK partner Trevor Roach, prepared the ground for the Tujuane Project to grow.
After Evan left the WCK the Tujuane team have worked closely with Philip Kirui, who has proved to be a reliable and skilled partner for the Project. Philip ensures that each visiting UK group has their visit well planned and are provided with safe and affordable facilities.
The WCK hostel at Kisumu provides us with ideal residential facilities for our visit to Kenya. The centre itself is on the edge of a residential area in Kisumu, next to the Impala Park, whicho borders the lake. The area is full of some large villas and housing blocks, many of which have private security guards.
The WCK centre has a large adminsitration and teaching block and several residential buildings in a compound of about one hectare. There are many small trees growing within the compound, providing a cool and pleasant enviroment even at the hottest time of day.
There are two large, octagonal dormitory blocks which can accomodate up to 16 people each, in 8 bunk beds. Each block has barred windows and a steel door that can be locked from the inside.
There is a shower block and a separate toilet block.
Meals are cooked in a central octagonal block that also contains the eating area. Most students, however, prefer to eat breakfast on their laps in the gazebo that is adjacent to the kitchen block, whilst supper is eaten as a group in the main hall of the administration and teaching block.
A new dormitory block has recently been built at the centre, which has toilets and showers within the block. This will be available for use by the 2017 travellers.