Masaai women living in the Kaiado district of Kenya are massively illiterate. Many girls who enroll in lower primary never stay to complete primary education and therefore secondary education becomes a dream not realized. Cultural prejudices and outmoded practices work against the girl-child due to challenges such as: female genital mutilation, forced early marriages, early pregnancies, domestic work-loads.
First and foremost, the girls are educated. They are also taught to express emotions through song and skits—activities that build self-esteem and confidence. Finally, the school works with the students and families to reconcile their differences.
Educating young women and developing their self-esteem and self-sufficiency.
Assisting young women forced into early marriage to reunite with their families and to encourage mutual understanding.