Braeburn Mombasa students dress up for history and Ol Pejeta

Grey Day dress up in aid of Ol Pejeta for rhino Baraka. Photo: Twitter/BraeburnMombasa

Students at Braeburn Mombasa school have spent two days out of uniform this week as they celebrated historical figures on Wednesday (8 June) and are fund raising today by dressing in Grey.

Wednesday’s theme was History Day where students were encouraged to come dressed as a famous figure from history, with some fantastic costumes on display.

Today’s Grey Day saw pupils attend classes dressed in grey as part of a fund raising initiative to support blind rhino Baraka who is being cared for at the Ol Pejeta conservancy.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy is one of only two wildlife conservancies in Africa being listed on the IUCN Green List of Protected Areas.

Baraka lost his right eye defending his territory from another bull. He then lost the use of his left eye after it developed a crystalised cataract. This total loss of eyesight meant he could no longer survive in the wild, but fortunately, he was moved into Morani Information Centre’s 100-acre enclosure where he surpassed expectations by fully adjusting to his new home in only three weeks. Baraka is now fully settled at Morani Information Centre where he is now acting as Ol Pejeta’s black-rhino ambassador to humans.

Grey Day at Mombasa Braeburn
Grey Day dress up in aid of Ol Pejeta for rhino Baraka. Photo: Twitter/BraeburnMombasa

You can read more about Baraka and learn how you can adopt him by visiting his page on the Ol Pejeta website.