A herd for a school

In 2012 ChildsLife started the successful “give a school a herd” project. This project gives Maasai communities and schools a source of income to help them on their way to a self-sustainable future.

Cattle herding and breeding has always been the main source of income for the traditional Maasai people. They are experienced herdsmen with a lot of local knowledge. Schools take care of their own herd and the offspring is sold after some time. This generates an income which can be used to buy school materials, food for school lunches, teachers’ salaries or for school maintenance.