YEARS' AGO -
Coastweek August 17 - 23, 1999:
ON August 9,
1999 twelve communities of Taveta Division, Taita Taveta
District signed a partnership agreement with the Taveta Early
Childhood Development (ECD) Project, a project of the Aga Khan
Foundation, Kenya and in partnership with the Bernard van Leer
Project is part of a national pilot programme funded by the
World Bank through the Ministry of Education and Human Resource
Development that is being implemented by the ministry as well as
by selected NGOs like the Foundation, in different parts of the
goal of the Taveta ECD Project is to improve the quality and
access of ECD services for 0-6 year old children in 35
communities in the division, through the strengthening and
establishment of sustainable community based mechanisms for
providing those services.
Jake Grieves-Cook, Former Block
Hotels Director Returns To Kenya
return to live in Kenya next year is Jake Grieves-Cook the
founder of a very successful tour business ‘Tropical Places’ in
the UK who intends specialising in the development and promotion
of up-market tourism and safaris offering a more ‘personalised
formerly Managing Director, Block Hotels, Kenya.
will be making use of air travel (Air Kenya) between designated
camps, which have been very carefully selec-ted, for their
quality and services - most organising ex-clusive game drives in
‘open’ vehicles with their own local driver/ guides who have an
intimate knowledge of the flora and fauna after living in the
area for many years.
decision to return to Kenya was made at a time when, unbeknown
to him, Tourist and Transport Consult International of Dublin,
Ireland, was carrying out studies on behalf of the European
Union to guide the Kenya Tourist Board in its forward planning.
Their findings in a consumer study undertaken early 1998 and
released early this year, forecast that over the next ten years
the rate of growth in long-haul travel from the UK, USA and
Germany, will be faster then the rate of growth to closer
revealed was that ‘For most travellers the compelling reason to
visit Kenya will be for the safari wildlife experience’..