Education is widely seen as one of the most promising paths for
individuals to realize better, more productive lives and is one of the
primary necessities for national economic development. Kenya has
invested heavily in their government run schools, however their is still
a huge disparity in the quality between public and private schools.
Simply put, a child in Kenya will receive a much better education if
he/she can attend a private academy.
For the Maasai tribes who have few possessions and little access to
funds, attending a private school is out of the question. Even public
schools may not be an option as the ancillary costs (uniforms and
books) are not attainable and many times the location may be so far
away from the village that a child cannot possibly attend. So the
statistics about how many children receive an education are much
lower for the Masaai tribes.
Kenya - which is in Africa, is actually made up of 42 tribes, with land
divided into provinces. The Maasai are just one of these tribes, and by
far the most in need. They are primarily located in the Rift Valley
province in southern Kenya. This is the largest yet least populated
province. We are focusing on one of the group ranches, Olgulului,
located in the Amboseli area.
The group ranches (Gr) are shown to the left as they surround the
National Park. It is the children from the most southern region that
receive our scholarships for education.
|Just $1 a day will make a difference
in the lives of these children!
|Educating one Mtoto* at a time
|Currently only 50% of
children in Kenya receive
a primary education.