Empowering Maasai Women & Girls with Nashipai Maasai Community Project

A discussion with our NEW Global Partner in Kenya

Nashipai Maasai Community Projects was established in 2015, with the goal to empower girls in the community to reach their full potential through grassroots interventions. Nashipai acts as a central hub for seven local women’s groups, three youth groups, and a men’s group. Their mission is “to promote education amongst the Mosiro community of the Maasai so as to create a society free from all forms of violence against women and children and to ensure every child is given a chance to thrive.”

In honor of International Women’s Day, we were joined by Nashipai’s Founder, Selina Nkoile who shared her journey of grassroots activism and insight into the challenges she’s overcome to advance Nashipai’s programs and increase attendance at their school. In addition, we learned more about how our new partnership is supporting education and health initiatives in the Maasai community.

Selina Nkoile, Founder of Nashipai Maasai Community Projects

Selina Nkoile is a young woman from the Maasai tribe of Kenya & among the first girls from her village to complete primary education & successfully transition to high school.

Selina is currently in her final year at the University of Nairobi, where she is pursuing a bachelors in Project Planning & Management. She is passionate about quality education, using sustainable agriculture to address food insecurity & improved nutrition as well as growing her professional network to create even more positive change in the world.

Interview with Founder, Selina Nkoile

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