To empower the Maasai people so that they can make better-informed decisions affecting their future, and to minimize permanent migration of young men and women from the community into urban areas.
EDUCATION Objectives: To build learning institutions such as a primary school, secondary school, vocational and training college, library, cultural center and other educational institutions essential to community self-reliance and cultural conservation. To set up and run an educational fund program for bursaries, scholarships and other educational sponsorships for needy students from the area. To build a health center/clinic and promote a community health education and disease prevention program. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Objectives: To create employment in the local area through alternative income generating activities such as community-based tourism and intercultural exchange program. To help the community promote ecologically and culturally sensitive business activities for the purpose of community building, employment, and economic self-reliance. To support and improve sustainable traditional livestock practices and ensure food security. To support the villagers through a micro-lending program of cattle and goats for the purpose of reducing poverty in the local area. LONG-TERM GOAL - To integrate the Maasai people into the modern world, while preserving the culture through education, health, environmental conservation, and economic development.
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