is a humanitarian concept and
also a charity organization (association), helping in education
of Maasai children in East Africa.
We are living in what is called
the era of information. E-solidarity tries to give a new dimension
to the word "information", a dimension more social and
more human than technical.
is the voice of the association
M.A.A. (Maasai Aid Association).
- it tries to connect worldwide,
the generosity and abundance of some ones with the distress and
the absence of the minimum vital for living of some others, such
as vulnerable children.
- it brings information at the
level of rural Maasai women aiming to break the wall of isolation
and ignorance in which some communities still live in and which
is the source of violation of Children and Women Rights (speaking
about FGM : Female Genital Mutilations, early forced marriages,
lack of primary education for child girls and so on).
At least 3 major projects are planned and found a budget in 2016.
(A) "School infrastructure in 4 Massai villages", supported
by the SSI of the State of Geneva and the "Lord Michelham of
- construction of an additional class and equipment at the primary
school of Matepes
- 6 toilets for the same school
- construction of a nursery school in Lemongo and its equipment
- 6 toilets for the same school
- An external study to measure the impact of the MAA project (2008-2011)
on the prevalence rate of FGM and forced marriages among beneficiary
populations and to assist MAA in the development of a strategy future.
B) "School Infrastructures at 3 Massai villages" supported
by the DGSI of the City of Geneva and the Commune of Meyrin.
- a nursery class at the Oletukat school and its equipment
- 4 toilets for the same school
- bringing water to the Ilntumtum primary school by tubes
- build 6 sanitary facilities for Ilntumtum secondary school, which
is currently not operational.
C) Create income-generating activities through a grain mill for
two Massai women's cooperatives:
- one in Rombo (Loitokitok District, South Kajiado)
- one in Ilntumtum (district Narok north).
A project supported by the BNP-Paribas Geneva Foundation.
projects for 2016 all accomplished !
1. Finally the borehole (the well)
at the Enaramatishoreki village is functioning !
As a reminder, the water was found at a depth of
210 m down. The extraction is operated thanks to solar power (16
solar panels installed). The submersible pump is situated at 180m
in the ground, and two big water tanks are storing as an intermediary
storage the water coming out when solar power is there.
300 pupils from Enaram/ki primary school got fresh water for the
first time in their life.
2400 people (Maasai around area) will have clean and drinkable water.
Livestock (cows, goats and donkeys) will be watered from the same
fountain, in a separate water place that MAA will build soon.
We thank very much the principle donors in
this critical project which took 3-4 years and cost around 45'000
$. They are :
" The Foundation of BNP-PARIBAS Bank
" The Foundation of SIG Geneva (Electrical and water public
Solar panels installation
Maasai women fetching water from
Happy pupils drink clean water
into the school yard.
2. M.A.A. paid orthopaedic surgery
and burn victims reparation to 8 handicaped children at Kijabe Hospital,
3. M.A.A. is providing 6 University
scholarships to young Maasai (boy and girls)
And continuously the following projects:
4. M.A.A. is offering more than
250 scholarships (grants) for primary and secondary students
Engasakinoi Naramatisho primary ,
our grantees at Rombo primary
has a big "waiting list" of needy children waiting your
you to not forget them !
Elerai Enkare primary
Rombo mixt primary
A sample of our beneficiaries, 6 to 19 years old.
Maasai women literacy project 2012-14
We are runing since January 2012 a
full literacy program in 9 villages in Kenya.
THE VILLAGES ARE:
- Dol-Dol (à Nanuyki, Samburu)
- Emurua Dikkir (Narok)
- Ngari (Maralal, Samburu)
- Ilmotiok (Kajiado)
- Engamboli (Rombo)
- Kilena (Transmara)
- Inkorienito (Transmara)
- Oletukat (Narok)
- Matepes (Oloitokitok)
M.A.A. literacy classes are attended
by 30-40 women each, aged between 20 and 60 years and having many
children (between 3 and 13 children).
This ambitious program aims to give
basic skills to Maasai mothers or early married young girls, so
that they are empowered and true citizen, knowing how to read, write
Below are some photos of adult (women)
Normally a woman teacher emplyed
in the village public school is giving these private lessons
using the primary school facility. Lessons take place 2h,
3 times a week.
Maasai women help a lot each
The first week was entirely
spent in learning how to hold a pen !
The whole class in Matepes
proud to be taken in photo.
MAA has also offered 10 new
school desks in one village, because the women were so many
and had to be sitted on the class floor.
New school class at
in Rombo area has no school at all. The young children must walk
3-4 hours to get to the nearest public school. MAA has built
a classroom for 50 pupils and 6 sanitaries. Here are some photos
from inauguration ceremony. Later on 2012, MAA is seeking funds
so that we can build 2 more classes.
campaign against FGM in Kenya, during 2011
Severina, Maralal, Maasai girls,
more (only french version)
against FGM in Kenya, during 2010
against FGM in Kenya, during 2009
Kisii, Nyankeyio, 2009
M.A.A. is helping Maasai mothers by selling their traditional
hand made beadwork. You can buy some of that jewllery if you contact