Maasai Olepolos Primary Schools

For a traditional tribe like the Maasai, education has become vital. Due to the changing climate and the modern lifestyle that is eroding traditions, a future no longer lies solely in keeping a herd, but in educating children.

Unfortunately, there are not enough schools in Kenya to provide education for everyone. Moreover, in the poorest Maasai communities, the costs of an education are too high for the parents. Therefore ChildsLife has supported several communities and several schools, both primary and secondary, in these remote areas. Like the five year development program for several schools in the Maasai region Olepolos, where now about 1500 children can go to school. Five primary schools were completely renovated, expanded and provided with school furniture and school supplies. The schools were also provided with water tanks with catchment systems.