OLOSHO LE MAASAI (Community)
How would you change the world for the better? I think we can all agree that a better life begins with knowledge. We are all familiar with the adage, give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach him to fish, he eats for a lifetime.
The Maasai people in Africa are one such community. No longer able to live their nomadic lifestyle, they are now trying to cope with their new reality. The M.A.A. local organization in Entasikera, Loita Division, Kenya has projects in the works to help them develop productive farms, potable water, housing and schools. Their goal is to develop a self sustaining, self sufficient community for the Massai people. ART4AID raised funds and stepped in with school supplies, construction materials, labor and scholarships to help this community in its transition towards their new present. We are attempting to transform the world, one community at a time, through education.
Read the testimonial of the Maasai community leader Jonas Ole Putwai here about ART4AID.
ART4AID hosted an exhibition endorsed by the Kenya and Italian Mission to the United Nations with the photographs taken during this period, both of the Maasai and of the landscape of this beautiful country, in order to raise awareness of their situation and to raise funds to support this and future missions helping these communities learn to help themselves through hard work and education. Click here for the video and photographs of the event.
Our special thanks to Turkish Airlines for their generous support and assistance with the transport of our donations, SourcePoint Global Outreach for the donation of, much needed and much appreciated, solar powered flash lights. We also want to thank New Eyes for the Needy for the well received reading glasses and Midtown Indoor Soccer who provided an abundance of soccer balls that made a lot of kids very happy.