This year we celebrate 10 years of action in
Kenya. To make this memorable, we organize a 2 weeks eco-safari
on July 2013 (departure from Geneva). Details are availble only
in French. If you are interest, don't hesitate to contact us.
is a humanitarian concept and
also a charity association, helping in education of Maasai children
in East Africa.
We are living in what is called
the era of information. E-solidarity tries to give a new dimension
to the word information, a dimension more social and more human
is the voice of the association
M.A.A. (Maasai Aid Association). Here are the last news from the
- it tries to connect worldwide,
the generosity and abundance of some ones with the distress and
the absence of the minimum vital for living of some others, such
as needy children.
- it brings information at the
level of rural Maasai women aiming to break the wall of isolation
and ignorance in which some communities still live in and which
is the source of violation of Children and Women Rights (speaking
about FGM – Female Genital Mutilations, early forced marriages,
lack of primary education for child girls and so on).
MAA adopts a baby elephant 3 years old, TANO, in " Sheldrick's
elephant orphanage ", Nairobi, Kenya.
If you visit a day Nairobi, don't forget to pay a visit at "
Sheldrick orphanage ". Opened to public only every day between
11 and 12 am, this orphans nursery is hosting around 20 baby elephants
today, most of them having their mothers killed by poachers. Into
the wild, a baby elephant unprotected can survive only 1 or days.
Without mother's milk and surrounded by enemies (hyenas), the baby
cannot survive for long.
It was not until 1987, and after the death of her husband, David,
that Dame Daphne Sheldrick finally achieved success in rearing the
infant elephants, the first being a 2 week old victim of poaching.
By September 2008, over eighty infant African elephants had been
successfully hand-reared by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust .
Since the death of Aisha the orphaned elephants are
discouraged from becoming too attached to just one person, but rather
handled by a team of dedicated Keepers who can represent
a family and who replace an orphans lost elephant
one. The family, along with the milk formula, is an
essential component to success in rearing the elephants who mirror
humans in terms of emotion. This lesson, learnt by Dame Daphne Sheldrick
the hard way in 1974, combined with techniques involving a combination
of homeopathy and conventional medicine to treat the sick and wounded,
plus 50 years of experience involving a good dose of emotion are
responsible for the Trusts success in this field.
All the elephant orphans raised by the Trust are gradually rehabilitated
back into the wild elephant community of Tsavo National Park when
grown, a transition that is made at their own pace and in their
own time, but usually taking approximately eight to ten years.
Please, have a look on their site http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/
and if you need more news about Tano, look at http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/asp/orphan_profile.asp?N=219
needy pupils are going to school in Kenya,
to YOU, generous donors of MAA.
Elerai Enkare primary
Rombo mixt primary
A sample of our beneficiaries, 6 to 19 years old.
Maasai women literacy project in 2012
With collaboration of " Giving
Women " Switzerland club, we are runing since January 2012
a full literacy program in 2 villages (pilot project).
These are Oletukat (Narok) and Matepes
(Rombo-Loitokitok area) villages and our classes are attended by
around 80 women, old between 20 and 60 years and having each of
them between 3 and 13 children.
This ambitious program aims to give
basic skills to Maasai mothers or early married young girls, so
that they are empowered and full citizen knowing how to read, write
and count. In future the project will be scaled to include 6-10
Below are some photos of adult (women)
Normally a woman teacher emplyed
in the village public school is giving these private lessons
using the primary school facility. Lessons take place 2h,
3 times a week.
Maasai women help a lot each
The first week was entirely
spent in learning how to hold a pen !
The whole class in Matepes
proud to be taken in photo.
MAA has also offered 10 new
school desks in one village, because the women were so many
and had to be sitted on the class floor.
New school class at
in Rombo area has no school at all. The young children must walk
3-4 hours to get to the nearest public school. MAA has built
a classroom for 50 pupils and 6 sanitaries. Here are some photos
from inauguration ceremony. Later on 2012, MAA is seeking funds
so that we can build 2 more classes.
campaign against FGM in Kenya, during 2011
Severina, Maralal, Maasai girls,
more (only french version)
against FGM in Kenya, during 2010
against FGM in Kenya, during 2009
Kisii, Nyankeyio, 2009
M.A.A. is helping Maasai mothers by selling their traditional
hand made beadwork. You can buy some of that jewllery if you contact