The Maasai Academy is located in the village of Olorte in remote, Kenyan Maasailand. In 2008, a group of parents from the community sought to provide better education to their children and thus started their own school.
The school began in a converted church building teaching one class, but since then an additional intake of one class has been taken each year. The partnership between COCO and Red Tribe, an NGO operating in the local area, has enabled the school to develop quickly and effectively.
So far, several new classrooms have been constructed, as well as a sports pitch, a school kitchen and rainwater harvesting facilities. In future, the focus at Maasai Academy will to be to continue to develop the infrastructure to ensure the school can continue to take more children from the local area, as well as to implement income-generation strategies to ensure that the school can prosper independently from external support in the future.