Maasai girls are often married in exchange for livestock. Nasaruni Academy offers an alternative to girls while respecting their culture and giving them a chance to take a positive role in their community.
Education in general is the key to improve girls’ socio-economic status, health, and work opportunities. As girls get a formal high school education, their skills and expertise have been slowly accepted in the community. In other parts of Kenya, the education of Maasai girls has begun the shift toward women’s equality, safety, a voice in their own future, and hope for their families.
At Nasaruni, girls experience the life-changing impact of education. They can dream about—and actively seek—their own futures of new opportunities. They delay early marriage and childbirth, and are independent.