Our students value the opportunity to go to school and learn!
A LIFE-CHANGING DAY IN ENGONG NAROK
The first day of school was a life-changing event in for the people of Engong'Narok, particularly the girls and women. Mothers and daughters shaved their heads to symbolize a new endeavor, and mothers dressed in their finest to celebrate. They're relieved, and grateful to know that their daughters and grand-daughters will never be cut and sold, as they once were.
CAN YOU IMAGINE DRINKING from a swamp?
Local wildlife of Amboseli Park
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This message deeply touched our hearts. Written in 2016 when we first offered to replace FGM with female education, the message speaks directly about the central goal of the Maasai Girls Fund. The message reads, "Thank you for educating and saving us."
In 2017, friends and donors, Robert and Louise Solomon, delivered 20 solar lights to Engong Narok. We had intended them as light in their hand-made homes. But the community told us the lights were more useful for keeping hyenas or lions away at night!
Fresh water is essential to ALL humans. But during the 7-year East Africa drought, Engong Narok's single hand pump failed: People were forced to drink from the swamp, and some fell ill. Thanks to our donors - we paid for pipes and a tank to connect the village to a near-by borehole.
10,000 liters of clean water, available daily! Right inside the village!
Thanks to a Rotary District 7475 grant to the Denville Sunrise Rotary Club, our sponsored students - and their classmates - 210 girls in all - now have accurate information about the natural female cycle. Each girl was given a long-lasting, reusable "Hygiene Kit" - so she'll not have to be fear attending school on bleeding days. THANK YOU, Teresa LaSala and the Denville Sunrise Rotary!
Joyce Oletiptip helped the girls understand the meaning and issues that come from having a natural, normal female cycle.
She also distributed NIA comic books that replace taboos with accurate information, and embarrassment to girl empowerment.
The books were created with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and supplied by Rotary Denville Sunshine.
Joyce with the girls holding up their new long-lasting, reusable, sanitary kits.
Below are the ladies who made the kits. They are part of Choice Through Education, a program that teaches needy women to sew, and helps their children to stay in school.
MAASAI GIRLS FUND NEWS
2016 Local Chief Kelembu and his wife, Na'taa. Without his agreement our project would not exist,
This photo, taken in 2012, shows little girls at work gathering fire wood. Thank to our fund, they are now in school, learning.
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ALL KENYAN SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED DUE TO COVID19
The girls are back in the village and doing their best to use social distancing to prevent an outbreak in their area.