"We take responsibility"
"Eramatare" comes from Maa, the language of the Maasai people, and means:
"We take responsibility!"
Together with Kaira Manangwa, a young Maasai man from northern Tanzania, I have committed myself to improving education in his community. The aim is to create new perspectives while preserving culture, to strengthen women's rights and to put an end to female genital mutilation.
Our current project is the creation of an English primary school. We need you to help us fund its construction and to buy the necessary land! Both standing orders and individual donations are welcome. Every Euro helps!
"When the vision of one becomes the vision of the other, the potential doubles"
On my 47th birthday, grateful and full of joy about the fullness of my life, I decided to support Kaira's project within his Maasai community in northern Tanzania.
Preserving culture as it transitions to modernity and questioning traditions: these are THE challenges that Kaira and his community face. Kaira believes only through EDUCATION for all children and the EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN can female genital mutilation be abolished and family size in future reduced in this patriarchal community.
When the vision of one becomes the vision of another, the potential doubles.
May Kaira's vision become a reality! May his enthusiasm be a beacon!
Let's make the world a better place!
free / inexpensive, high quality school education for Maasai children
the creation of opportunities to learn manual skills
strengthening of women's rights (= human rights, empowerment of women and girls, abolition of genital mutilation, birth control)
introduction of permaculture for sustainable self-sufficiency
soft, exclusive tourism as a source of income
basic medical services
We are taking it one step at a time, and we'd love for you to join us. Only through your support is our work possible.
We are delighted to welcome idealists, website supervisors, kindergarten teachers, students, craftsmen, doctors, permaculturists, lawyers and tax consultants!
“The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth.
All things are connected like the blood that unites one family.
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
The earth is sacred and men and animals are but one part of it.
Treat the earth with respect so that it lasts for centuries to come and is a place of wonder and beauty for our children. "