The Maasai Culture has fascinated many. Ironically however, this unique way of life has also created much concern because of the practice of early girl marriage.
The Friends of Sironka dance troupe, a fundraising entity for the scholarship initiative has since the year 2001, championed efforts to eradicate the appalling practice of girl circumcision or Female genital mutilation. This is a retrogressive practice that leads to early child marriage.
The School Program
A four-year high school program in Kenya allows for the physical and mental maturity of the sponsored girls, and makes circumcision and unwanted marriage inapplicable by the time the girls graduate from high school.
High school education sponsorships have greatly helped many young girls escape circumcision and early and unwanted marriage.
Every girl sponsored to school plants a tree each school year (at home) in honor of her sponsor.
Sironka continues to work towards having more Maasai girls sponsored under a high school girls sponsorship program which he began in the year 2002.
HOW TO HELP SEND A MAASAI GIRL TO HIGH SCHOOL.
Most high schools in Kenya are now boarding schools exclusively for boys or girls. The school fees structure has been stream-lined, with a single school term running for three months, and high school education being achieved in a total of four years.
UNIVERSITY EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
To date 7 students have successfully been admitted and are pursuing their university education in universities in Alabama and Washington State.
SCHOOL FEES PAYMENT:
Enkishon Nataana’s sponsorship program now makes school fees for Maasai girls payment possible via the Spokane World Cultures and Language Center. (See details below).
TO MAKE SPONSORSHIP PAYMENTS:
Please send checks to:
Spokane World Cultures and Language Center
502 E. 3rd Avenue
Spokane, WA 99202
Itemise your checks:
*All donations are tax deductable.