Maasai Girls’ Education Initiative

Maasai Girls’ Education Initiative

The Maasai Girls’ Education Initiative was created by New York-based non-profit organizations Brighter Green and Tribal Link, with partners Parakuiyo Pastoralists Indigenous Community Development Organization (PAICODEO) in Tanzania, as well as SIMOO (Simba Maasai Outreach Organization) and the Indigenous Information Network (IIN), both based in Kenya, to address the unique needs of young indigenous women from the Maasai tribe in Kenya and Tanzania. The project aims to develop the girls’ skills, capabilities, knowledge, and confidence so that as adult women they are successful community leaders and effective advocates for indigenous peoples and the environment at the international level. Achieving this is even more urgent as climate change and the effects of globalization are felt more intensely by indigenous communities around the world.

We are in the process of building a separate website for this program. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.