Maasai Academy

Optimized-2015 01 Maasai Academy LP (1)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.

  • Maasai Academy Photo Gallery

    Maasai Academy Photo Gallery

    Here are a selection of photos from Maasai Academy.

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  • Lempeti Shuma

    Lempeti Shuma

    Lempeti Shuma is 13 years old and in class 7 at Maasai Academy, a remote primary school in the village…

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  • Lekashu Ntepesi

    Lekashu Ntepesi

    “Education has changed since I first started at the school – there are now more and better teachers and more…

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  • Tigiran Kikonya

    Tigiran Kikonya

    Tigiran Kikonya is 14 years old and is in class 7 at Maasai Academy, a remote primary school in the…

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  • Saloyai Ngabualis

    Saloyai Ngabualis

    Saloyai Ngabualis is 13 years old and is the head girl at Maasai Academy, a remote primary school in the…

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  • Neloita Simola

    Neloita Simola

    Neloita Simola is 11 years old and in class five at Maasai Academy, a remote primary school in the village…

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  • Nelly Narrida

    Nelly Narrida

    Nelly Narrida is 11 years old and in class six at Maasai Academy, a remote primary school in the village…

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  • Mananka Mpuunila

    Mananka Mpuunila

    Mananka Mpuunila is 12 years old and is in class 5 at Maasai Academy, a remote primary school in the…

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  • Kumari Sulul

    Kumari Sulul

    Kumari Sulul is 12 years old and in class five at Maasai Academy, a remote primary school in the village…

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