An indigenous people who for centuries have lived and moved around along the border of Kenya and Tanzania, the Maasai have historically not enrolled their children in school due to their semi-nomadic lifestyle, poverty, local customs, gender discrimination, or because their children have no birth registration. Without an education, the children lack the ability to break the cycle of poverty to better their own lives, their families, and their communities.
88% of children in the community live in poverty negatively affecting the health and future of themselves, their families, as well as the education system and the overall development potential of the community they live in. By working in tandem with local communities, we lay the foundation for growth, transformation, opportunity, and equality to ensure they have access to free education with a potential to grow strong, be healthy, and safe and fully participate in their community's growth.
Poverty is both a cause and a result of inaccessibility to education in this community. Families face a difficult choice of falling deeper into poverty to educate a child, or maintaining the status quo without any real future for their kids. By providing free education for marginalized and vulnerable children, we relieve the poor of the pinch of education cost, and provide an avenue for children to break out of the cycle & craft their own choices for an independent future full of opportunities.
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