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...

1st-graders

1st-graders
Photo from Progress Report 'A First Hand Account of MCI's Schools' (view small | med | large | orig)

5th-grade students

5th-grade students
Photo from Progress Report 'A First Hand Account of MCI's Schools' (view small | med | large | orig)

Erecting a new dining hall

Erecting a new dining hall
Photo from Progress Report 'A First Hand Account of MCI's Schools' (view small | med | large | orig)

One of two classroom buildings at Mara Hills

One of two classroom buildings at Mara Hills
Photo from Progress Report 'A First Hand Account of MCI's Schools' (view small | med | large | orig)

Learning is Fun

Learning is Fun
Girls benefit from engaging classes at MCI's schools (view small | med | large | orig)