Secondary education for 10 Maasai girls


While we were putting together Dreamers & Doers in 2013 we chose 10 Maasai girls we would support in the long term. Maasai fathers marry their daughters off at the age of 13-15. We do not wish to change their culture or traditions, but if girls want to receive an education before they get married they should have the opportunity to do so. The girls studied at the MWEDO boarding school for Maasai girls for four years. They were able to obtain an education thanks solely to contributors and supporters. We financed their studies to the value of $43,000 over the four-year period.

After they graduated from secondary school, all of the girls were introduced to benefactors who would personally monitor and help finance their further studies at vocational schools or universities.