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Ford Provides $20,000 in Grants for Educational and Conservation Efforts in Africa

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Ford Motor Company last month donated $20,000 USD in grants to education and conservation projects taking place in Kenya, Mozambique, and Tanzania.

Of that total, $10,000 will be provided to the Africa Foundation to help push forward with its education program in Tanzania and Mozambique. A portion of those funds will also be used in Tanzania to aid in the task of facilitating Black Rhino relocation by destroying alien vegetation. The other $10,000 is being given to the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust to help the Maasai community preserve the Greater Amboseli-Tsavo Ecosystem in Kenya.

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“The Africa Foundation and the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust are doing exceptional work to help preserve Africa’s precious natural resources and eco-diversity. Ford Motor Company is proud to be associated with these non-profit organizations,” said Neale Hill, Director of Marketing, Sales, and Service, Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region.

Hill added: “Environmental sustainability goes hand-in-hand with education efforts, and it’s essential that people are made aware of the impact they have on wildlife and the environment. Engaging with communities to protect the environment and actively promote conservation is the only way we can ensure it will be preserved for future generations.”

In addition to its environmental programs for children, Africa Foundation also plays a significant role in reintroducing rhino into Tanzania’s Lake Manyara National Park, which requires the elimination of alien vegetation in the area and monitoring of the ecosystem thereafter.

The Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust has worked with Maasai landowners for 17 years to help preserve the Greater Amboseli-Tsavo Ecosystem by way of carbon credits, payments for the protection of watersheds, and ecologically-responsible ecotourism.

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