AKP in focus
AKP was set up in 1982 to raise funds for conservation efforts in the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya. Since then, it has gone on to develop 46 projects on all seven continents, that focus on four core pillars – conservation, education, health, and job creation.
AKP has supported the Bwindi Hospital for many years. During a tailor-made journey to Uganda, guests are invited to visit this rural village to see how the community has partnered with AKP to grow the remote medical outpost into a thriving health care oasis serving 100,000 Ugandans.
AKP and the Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, have helped it grow to a 112-bed facility providing healthcare for 40,000 patients annually. The dedicated staff also sends outreach teams to surrounding villages.
The Uganda Nursing School Bwindi invests in promising local students who will be the region’s future health care workers. Since one in three students can’t afford to pay the $750 annual tuition, AKP and A&K guests have come together to provide scholarships to ensure the success of the school.
In turn, this ensures that the people served by the hospital and surrounding villages have access to certified nursing school graduates who are from the region, speak the local language and understand local customs.
“Our guests can visit these projects to see first-hand the positive impact these projects have and support further developments,” said Kerry.
“I try and visit these projects whenever I can on my travels and they never fail to touch my heart and humble me, they are experiences that will live with me forever.”