It starts with a journey...
Even before I arrive in Tanzania I have the feeling something special is going to happen. On a couchsurfing platform, I meet Kaira Manangwa, a young Maasai man. In his community, he promotes education and advocates for the integrity of women and their rights (genital mutilation is still practiced there). Kaira himself had no easy life. He ran away at the age of 14 to get an education under the most difficult of conditions. After chatting online, I can't wait to meet him. After an unexpected two months of being together, he inspires me so much, I want to help him realise his great vision: to build a school in Maasailand near Engaruka!
“Success is not about how much money you make. It's about the difference you make in the lives of others. "
Our Current Project
We are working on establishing an English-language primary school for 210 children (7 grades, each with 30 children). These children need a good eduction, which will allow them to actively and sustainably shape their future. While preserving Maasai culture, opportunities should arise for them to master current challenges in health, social and environmental areas. It is not just about theory: The Maasai should also learn about sustainable agriculture so that they do not have to rely on their traditional nomadic lifestyle, which advancing modernization makes increasingly difficult (through borderlines and protected national parks).
In 2015, lessons took place under an Acacia tree. The preschool children are about to move into the new school building, but the facilities are very basic.
Until April 2021, there are not even desks in the preschool class, which is housed in an earthen building. Now, three solid classrooms including equipment are ready.
We invite you to take part
Thanks to the trust and financial support of donors, as well as the commitment of several Austrian schools, we have already been able to build three classrooms, a teacher's accommodation and the toilets. And all this in less than a year since the decision was made! Thanks to our regular supporters, whose contributions cover the running costs, the teaching of the first English-language preschool class could start in March 2022! We have found two promising teachers!
In order to complete our English-language primary school, we are looking for individual donors and donors who support us regularly, as well as cooperations (schools/clubs can organise fundraising runs/walks/bazaars/tombolas etc., anniversaries can wish for donations for the school instead of gifts,...). Every charity idea is welcome!
Whoever wants to contribute their skills, please contact us!