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The One for One Commitment
For every safari sold...
...we send a child to school
Micato Safaris will match every safari it sells with payment of all school fees for a child in need...a child who would otherwise stay home due to extreme poverty.
One safari, one child. That's our One for One Commitment.
School Beyond Reach
During the summer of 2009, Dennis and Joy Pinto were visiting Mukuru's Kwa Njenga government primary school, which resulted in their commitment to revitalize the school's barren library as well as completely build another library for the people of Mukuru. But they knew that they wanted to do more. The question of how to structure an educational initiative for government schools was pondered.
A few months later the Pintos heard Blake Mycoskie of TOMS Shoes present his company's One for One programme, which gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased. Mycoskie so inspired the Pintos that by lunchtime they were mapping out the concept, and our One for One education commitment was born.
Deep Roots: Micato and Education
That chance encounter sparked an insight. Micato was the perfect bridge between children in need and kindhearted safari travellers wishing to help. So we gave that bridge a name: AmericaShare. And together, Micato-AmericaShare has been helping to change lives for the better ever since.
Serving the Children of Mukuru for 25 Years...and Counting
We also send hundreds of orphaned and vulnerable children to quality boarding schools through our School Sponsorship Programme — children without parents or stable families, for whom boarding school is the only solution. These children are sponsored by generous Micato travellers, and in the process, profound and lifelong bonds of love and dedication are formed between sponsor and child. We are proudly graduating our university students who have been sponsored since early primary school! To learn how to become a sponsor, visit the the AmericaShare page.
A Safari Taken. A Child's Life Changed.