We have an office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where Amara was founded. The office, and the group of dedicated and committed volunteers, keep things moving in Michigan. In Ann Arbor, we hold local fundraising events, and visit yearly from Kenya to touch base with the team. Without the people supporting us in Michigan, we would not be able to do what we do in Kenya.
Our founder and executive director, Lori Bergemann, has visited schools on both coasts of the USA presenting the situation for wildlife in Kenya to the students and teachers. Everyone in the schools are very welcoming, and eager to learn and see what Amara does and why we do it. The facts of the serious level of decline of wildlife and habitat in Kenya for wildlife, sharing the beauty of the land and the warmth of people in Kenya has been very rewarding.
Amara has also attended Elephant Conservation Conferences and was thrilled to present our work to the people at Disney. Lori was able to give a phone interview that was broadcast throughout the Park, and also to make a presentation to the staff at Disney Wild Animal Park. She got a behind the scenes look at their amazing facility and to meet many of the dedicated people who care for the wildlife there.
We rely on donors from the US and UK to support our work in Kenya.