Meet Frida Mollel
A Community Outreach Programme Manager for The Grumeti Fund
Frida is an integral member of the Grumeti Fund, working as the Community Outreach Programme Manager.
Frida grew up in Arusha and was inspired by the incredible and diverse ecosystem surrounding her to pursue a career in conservation. She holds a Bachelor of Science in wildlife management and nature conservation and has devoted her life to conserving and protecting the environment through education and community engagement.
In areas like the Serengeti, an incredibly diverse ecosystem, the peaceful coexistence of local communities and wildlife is essential. Conservation and human-empowerment are often thought of as separate factions, when in fact their interconnectedness is so important in ensuring the harmony of humans and wildlife.
Organisations, like the Grumeti Fund, are working tirelessly to ensure the preservation on conservation of this spectacular wilderness area through various human-empowerment and community upliftment projects.
As the Community Outreach Programme Manager, Frida is actively involved in facilitating and overseeing many of these projects, such as UPLIFT (Unlocking Prosperous Livelihoods for Tomorrow). UPLIFT is aimed at enhancing livelihood security, assisting youth to achieve higher levels of education, increasing opportunities for income generation and promoting the peaceful coexistence of humans and wildlife. Frida is also incredible passionate about the role of education and the empowerment of young girls in ensuring that conservation efforts are successful. In her role Frida also oversees the Grumeti Fund’s Environmental Education Centre, which focus on environmental education.
We are so inspired by Frida and the work that she does. Women like Frida play such a vital role, not only in conservation, but in creating a pathway for future generations of women in the field of conservation throughout Africa.
Watch our short film to learn more about Frida and the work she is doing.
Frida believes that through education we can empower the next generation to become ambassadors for their communities, wildlife and the environment.
We couldn’t agree more. Education is such a powerful conservation tool. Before joining the Grumeti Fund, Frida worked as a Secondary School Chemistry and Biology teacher for almost 10 years. This passion for education is something that Frida has carried with her throughout her career and has fuelled her work in the conservation filed. Women like Frida, recognise the vital role the younger generation play in ensuring conservation efforts are successful.
One of the Grumeti Fund’s Community Outreach projects that Frida is actively involved in is the Environmental Education Centre. The Centre was established to focus on environmental education and the critical role each individual plays in minimizing their impact on the earth’s limited resources. Students who visit the ECC are exposed to critical environmental issues that affect their daily lives, such as deforestation, soil erosion and water conservation.