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Finally the long awaited rains have arrived on Lewa and the North!

April 06, 2006

In the last week we have had lost and lots of rain and it looks like it will continue for some time. We all are very relieved about this and we hope that the communities up north will be able to recover quickly from the recent drought.

Lewa Kids to London On 21st of April 2006, four children will leave their villages near Lewa and travel to the UK to join seven other Kenyan athletes for the world renowned Flora London Marathon.

In July Paul Tergat (current world Marathon Record holder) presented the winners of the 2005 Lewa Safaricom Marathon Kid's race with their prize that included the four-day trip to the UK.

This opportunity is part of the Next Generation; a series of initiatives promoting the development of sporting excellence among the youth of Kenya and the UK. The British High Commission believes the experience these children will gain this month will enhance their chance of representing Kenya in the 2012 Olympics to be held in London.

The trip includes flights generously donated by British Airways, accommodation in host families from the Cambridge Harriers Athletics Club, and an invitation by Unilever to be guest runners in the much sought after mini-marathon held on the morning of the London marathon (23rd April 2006)

One more white rhino calf born on Lewa to Opondo who gave birth on the 20th of March to a healthy calf. The father is believed to be Giant. This brings the number of white rhino on Lewa to 37 and the black rhino stands at 48.

We have at the moment two white calves and eight black calves without names on Lewa. For $8000 you can give these rhino calves a name that will last forever. We also have five older white nameless rhinos and we will charge less for these older rhinos to be named. If you are interested, please contact me on sara@lewa.org

Just a note to let you know that SOS: Savannah will be premiering on The Discovery Channel in the US on Friday 21st April at 9pm. SOS; Savannah is featuring Lewa so don't miss it!