Education & Skills

Empowering Maasai women, youth and children with the knowledge and skills needed for poverty alleviation. 

Concerned about poor schooling and limited employment opportunities for youth, Maasai elders called upon The Maa Trust for assistance in developing a program to improve schools and develop vocational training opportunities.

Some children are never given the opportunity to go to school, and many of those in school drop out before reaching the end of secondary school – especially girls. Child marriage, child pregnancy, female genital mutilation and child labour are major factors causing drop outs. The children’s programme focuses on addressing causes of children not being in, and improving the quality of education in the Maasai Mara. In addition, women and youth are empowered through capacity building, skills development and career guidance.

 

The Education and Skills pillar encourages inclusive and equitable quality learning opportunities within communities in the Maasai Mara through two programmes: 

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children currently being supported through primary or secondary school.

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percent of young girls across the Mara are still undergoing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). 

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dollars per year to completely transform a child’s life through the scholarship programme.

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youth trained as peer mentors

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women engaged in capacity building

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Encouraging inclusive and equitable quality learning opportunities for communities in the Maasai Mara.

Education & Skills

Integrated Child Development

Some children are never given the opportunity to go to school, and many of those in school drop out before reaching the end of secondary school – especially girls. Child marriage, child pregnancy, female genital mutilation and child labor are major factors causing drop outs.

Education & Skills

Youth and Women's Empowerment

The women’s empowerment programme builds the capacity of women through the formal registration of women’s groups, which then receive training on a variety of skills including microfinance, household financial management, nutrition, cancer detection and adult numeracy and literacy.

Career guidance has been completely absent from the Mara to-date, and so this programme is addressing a critical gap.