Maasai Children's Initiative

Mission: MCI’s mission is to advocate for social empowerment and economic development for Maasai girls through education, leadership development and technology training. The issue MCI is tackling is a lack of formal education for Maasai women which leads to a lower standard of living for all Maasai people. Due to poverty and restrictive cultural traditions, girls generally do not finish primary school and fewer than five out of 100 Maasai girls can read. MCI’s vision is to empower girls -- with educational opportunities and exposure to technology -- so that they can determine their own futures, compete in the Kenyan job market, make wise life decisions and positively impact their communities...

A science lesson

A science lesson
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Dedicated students

Dedicated students
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Girls enjoying their new jump ropes

Girls enjoying their new jump ropes
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Mary Margaret training teachers

Mary Margaret training teachers
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David instructing 5th grade students in English

David instructing 5th grade students in English
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