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Nina Kipiro
Form IV   

(Kabianga Secondary School)
Form III Results:  C+

 Nina is the daughter of a local pastor. He cannot support another child in Secondary School.  She was head girl in Grade 8 and has big potential.

Annual Total: $420

Amount sponsored 2019: $420

Mary Siloma
Form I in Loita Girls High School

Mary is the second born. She has a non-providing father and her mother is physically handicapped, though she does the very best she can. 

Annual Total:                   $800

Amount Sponsored:       $400

Our children

are the

bright moon.

                     Maasai saying

Wild Dog Education Fund

Educational Sponsorships for our community

New system:

Preprimary (2 years)
Primary (6 years)
Lower Secondary (3 years)
Higher Secondary (3 years)
College/ University

Richard Patiat
 1st Year  B.Comm

(University of Nairobi)
Form IV Results:  B+

1st semester results: A

Richard’s father is a teacher and his mother uneducated. They managed to put him through Secondary School, but with siblings currently in Secondary School. He has a Government bursary but need to cover his own living costs and CPA Exams.

Annual Total:                   $2210

Amount Sponsored 2019:       $0

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Meris Kuaet
Form I in Loita Girls High School
Class 8 Results: D+ 

Background: Meris is one of 6 children and the first to go to Secondary School. Neither parents are educated. She was nr.2 in her Primary School and is very hardworking.   Her father works at the Olkoroi camp.

Annual Total:      $800

Amount Sponsored:  $400

Education system:

Shuma Kashu
Form I in Naikera High School

Class 8 Results: C+

Background: Shuma is the firstborn of 7 children. Both father and mother are uneducated, though very hard working. 

Annual Total:      $1200

Amount Sponsored:  $0

​​Daniel Nkai
 Form III

(Sr. Stephene Nkoitoi Sec School)
Form II Results:  B+ 

Daniel comes from a very poor family. Originally he was chosen to look after the cows and his brother to go to school. His determination to learn led him to the adult literacy class together with his mother. This paved the way for him to attend school while his mother offered to watch the cows.

Annual Total:                   $1550

Amount Sponsored 2019:  $1550

Please use WM3557 School fees as reference

Education context in rural Kenya

Like the rest of the world, different schools have different academic and discipline standards. Parents would love their children to attend schools with high standards, preparing them efficiently for the national examinations. Maasai children have several household chores for which they are responsible. For girls these include fetching water, fetching firewood, helping to care for younger children, assisting with laundry and cooking.  The boys look after the cows and goats.  Studying at home affects their school work negatively- because the chores take much time and there are very poor lighting in most houses, making studying at night difficult. When the students go to boarding school, their academic performance often improves greatly because of better focus and more time spent on studies. When they are at boarding school, the burden on the household (water, firewood, laundry) also decrease.

Kenya is currently transitioning to a new educational system, starting with Preschool and Grade 1-3 in 2018. This place a very big burden on the understaffed government schools. We expect the gap in performance between the government and private school to become even bigger in the initial years of the new curriculum.

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Walking with Maasai Main Account

Kenya Commercial Bank, Narok Branch
Current Account Nr. 1107792711
Bank Code: 01-184
NCC: 184

Reference: Student name or School fees

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Walking with Maasai aims to make a holistic change in the local community. Education is a very important part of community empowerment. We love to help vulnerable children to attend school and students with great academic potential and limited resources to attend schools where their potential can be developed.  

Combining the benefits of education with community based conservation initiatives creates a double edged sword. The highly endangered African Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) den regularly in our area. If the community can benefit in the form of educational sponsorship in exchange of tolerance and protecting these endangered Wild Dogs, an incentive is established that would help people to put a value on the African Wild Dog and in turn open the doors for greater tolerance and understanding.  The "Wild Dog Educational Fund" was formed for exactly this purpose. African Wild Dogs are generally seen as a threat that kills valuable livestock from Maasai communities. Educational sponsorships, for children living in or near villages where the Wild Dogs are tolerated and their denning sites are protected by community members, are making a difference in how the Wild Dogs are perceived. 

System phasing out:

Nursery (at least one year)
Primary School: Class 1-8
(National Examination in Class 8)

Secondary School: Form I - Form IV
(National Examination in Form IV)
College/ University