James Nampushi, PRTM Graduate student and Kenyan Warrior from the Maasai tribe will return to his home with two looms and skills to convert discard plastic bags to useful items.
James Simiren Ole Nampushi, a Kenyan warrior from the Maasai Mara region, intends to return to his homeland next summer with two looms and skills gained in Brown County he believes will transform people's lives. Recently, Brown County's Chris Gustin taught Nampushi how to weave rugs, tote bags and drink coasters out of those discarded plastic sacks from retail stores. The result: durable, machine-washable products made from reused plastic bags that Nampushi said often end up being ingested in Kenya by cows and wild animals, such as zebras and gazelles, that graze on the tundra. Nampushi earned a college degree, the first of the Maasai to do so. He then went on to graduate with a M.S. degree from the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. Staying at Clemson University, he is now working toward a Ph.D. in parks management. Read more
PRTM Ph.D. student, Moriaso Nabaala, along with numerous other students from Narok University banded together with Kenyans United Against Poaching to hold massive anti-poaching demonstrations. Read more
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