Category Archives: Maasai Academy

Supa! Era supat? Time to learn Maasai culture and Maa language

By Valtteri Nurminen, COCO volunteer This is the third blog of our blog series introducing various East African local languages, as COCO celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages. If you missed the previous blogs or have already forgotten all the Luhya and Luo phrases… Don’t worry, you can go and revise Luhya here and…
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London Charity Dinner

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COCO hosted a London Charity Dinner on 20th April 2017 which successfully raised enough money to build and equip a girls' dormitory at Maasai Academy, located in a hard to reach area of Maasailand.

The one-off event was sponsored by property and construction company K2 Consultancy and hosted by law firm Wedlake Bell at its HQ in the heart of the City of London.

Check out some pictures from the fantastic night above.

Photos: Paulina Sobczak Photography

Lisa’s back from Maasailand!

IN JANUARY 2017, LISA TOOK PART IN THE MAASAI CYCLE CHALLENGE IN KENYA, CYCLING 150KM WITH COMBINED INCLINES HIGHER THAN MOUNT KILIMANJARO!  SHE WROTE THIS BLOG AS A THANKS TO ALL HER SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT, AND WE THINK IT DESCRIBES PRETTY WELL WHAT AN AMAZING, BUT TOUGH, CHALLENGE IT IS! Jambo everyone! I’ve just come back…
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Beating the drought at Maasai Academy

Kenya is currently in the midst of a serious drought; rains failed in 2014 and were also poor in 2015 and 2016. The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) estimates 1.3 Million lives are currently at risk. During my visit to Kenya, I lost count of the number of conversations concerning the lack of water and…
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