Contribute to the Amazing Maasai Girls Project
If you can't come to Kenya to run but are interested in supporting this initiative, you can contribute to the girls' scholarship trust. Our goal is to provide high school scholarships for bright, motivated girls from the local Maasai communities - an education the girls would never see if it were not for full scholarships.
Two easy ways to donate:
What Education Costs
One year of schooling costs $400 including room and board, and over her secondary education, it will cost $1600 to educate her-- a cost unaffordable to most Maasai families of this community:
|Secondary School Tuition Fees:|
|Total (1 year)||33,710||$400|
|Year of Schooling||4||4|
|Total Tuition (4 years)||134,840||$1,600|
A Maasai Girl's Story
This girl needs an education. The eldest child in her family, she lives with her mother and three siblings in a cow-dung hut in Kenya. Her father died when she was young and there is no income for the family. The only way can earn money is to occasionally sell a goat or sheep, or to make charcoal out of burned tree-stumps which they can then sell at the market. They live off of $1 a day.
Since her mother cannot afford to send her children to school, they stay at home and tend to the animals. Without an education, she will most likely be married at 15 when her mother can no longer afford to feed her. She will bare and raise children for the rest of her life. Her husband will have authority over her. She will spent her days cooking, cleaning, gathering water and firewood, tending to the children and in-laws, and minding the animals.
With an education, this student will have a different life. She will live at boarding school until she graduates, so automatically has a few more years before marriage. Upon graduation, she could get a job, which will earn her income which she can then invest in her family. She will have a stronger voice in who is marries, how many children she has, and how she lives.
She is just one girl living in rural Kenya who needs your help. Please donate.