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Bahari Yetu Festival 2023!


Festival Theme: "OCEAN SUSTAINABILITY, Embracing Conservation for thriving Livelihoods"

On Thursday 5th October, the Second annual Bahari Yetu Festival was conducted at Shela in Lamu Archipelago. The day was really energetic and fantastic.


"WHAT AN ENTERTAINING DAY IT WAS FULL OF FUN AND EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES, ONE AFTER ANOTHER, TALENT SHOW ART COMPETITION." - Lutfa, LaMCoT

The expected turn out was more than double last years festival, with over 360 children, representing 20 environment kindness clubs. The schools were from 10 different villages from 4 islands of the Lamu Archipelago; Lamu, Manda, Pate and Kiwayuu. The total turn was around 500 persons inclusive of all the volunteers, LaMCoT team, village elders, Patrons, Students, the Stall representatives and the community members at the beach.


As LaMcoT Team we would like to acknowledge and offer our sincere appreciation to all the all support that we have received. The festival sponsorship was broken down into 4 areas; School, Stall, Activity and Festival Sponsorship. In this post we would like to acknowledge our main sponsors of the Festival; Blue Ventures, TUSK Trust, Leopardess and Sally Dudmesh Jewellery. The festival also would not have been possible without the ground support from Peponi Hotel, the Sea Suq and the volunteers. Our partner in the festival was East African Ocean Explorers.


The purpose of this annual event is to amplify and strengthen the awareness on Ocean conservation, by inspiring young school students through fun educational and creative activities such as LATA Performance, Matata and friend’s performance, Talent show, Art Competition, Swimming race, Tug of War amongst others to be responsible ambassadors for the Ocean Environment.



This event was Entry free providing platforms for local conservation, community based organisations; groups and associations to show case their exceptional exhibitions.


Additionally Shella native community being a host of the event, the community actively participated.


It was a refreshing day for them way from School exploring their energy with synergy of other schools, making new friends, learning few things from each other and meeting schools from different places of the Lamu archipelago.


Find out more on the Bahari Yetu Festival page or follow





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atwaasalim4
Nov 10, 2023

What a great mobilization

What great day

The future is being determined by the present

The real conservation champions in action!

Together we can.👍💯


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jgulatoon
jgulatoon
Nov 10, 2023

Wooow! Nice one Lutfa. This festival has been a sustainability approach on marine and fisheries conservation. The kids are empowered and that means the future generations is prepared to live sustainably and in harmony with our oceans

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