Spring 2020 Goals:
Develop a new communication plan for the MGA guides: Communication on the location of animals is easily accessible to anyone who has the same radio frequency they use. This makes this information accessible to poachers who can now figure out where the animals frequent. Our team is in the works of developing a new plan for the MGA guides.
Create Curriculum for Mobile Repair Kit tools: A Mobile repair kit and distribution plan was designed by last year’s team to introduce a kit for quick field repairs. This kit is now ready for Safari Use, so we are now going to develop a curriculum to supplement the kit and allow for the easiest use of the kit.
Fundraising and Social Media: As we dive further into the project a need for funding and outreach becomes more and more important. Our team this semester will work hard to create a platform for MAEC as well as fundraise our first phase of the project along with help for our travel to Kenya.
Our team at Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University (ASU) has partnered with the Mara Guide Association (MGA) and the Maasai Education, Research and Conservation (MERC) institute to bring the first form of automotive workforce development education to the Maasai community.
We currently have four teams of ASU students working closely with MGA guides and Maasai community members on the development of this community project.
Projects consist of: