Last year we were proud to report of our very first set of graduates. We are so pleased to share with you updates from some of those girls, who are now in college.
“EDUCATION IS A TOOL WE SHOULD CARRY ON WITH US.”
Teresia Mayiani is currently at Egerton University in Nakuru, taking a degree in Wildlife Enterprises and Management. University fees and living expenses are a huge stretch for Teresia’s family (they held a community fundraiser to get her started), but she is reportedly doing very well and has ambitions to pursue a Master’s in the future. She told us:
“Education is a tool we should carry on with us. Education is the only thing which would make us great people in this world, and even gaining that confidence of decision making is through education. Thanks a lot for your support and may God bless you and all the supporters of Amazing Maasai Girls Project.”
“I AM THE ONLY MAASAI GIRL”
Hellen Meshami is studying at Lugari Teachers Training College in western Kenya. She told us:
“My career goal is to become a secondary teacher. My biggest challenge is that I am the only Maasai girl in the school who is pursuing the course. I would like to tell [the younger Amazing girls] nothing is hard - everything requires effort to achieve - and I would encourage them to put more effort in their studies.”
YOU CAN HELP LILIAN, HELLEN & TERESIA!
Ongoing financial assistance is much needed by graduates in order to cover college costs. Fees of $700+ per term are an unsustainable burden for the girls' families, even with the community fundraisers that have been held.
The scope of the Amazing Maasai Girls Project's scholarship fund is limited to high school, but we would be absolutely delighted to provide further information and direct support should you wish to help the girls through higher education. To see these girls graduate college would be a truly wonderful thing. Please get in contact with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.