Empowerment Through Education in Kenya’s Maasai CommunitiesKatherine A. Thichava
Kenyan educator Kakenya Ntaiya grew up in a Maasai village in Kenya where she was engaged at five and underwent the ritual of female genital mutilation. But she only agreed to go through with it after her father let her pursue her education.
For Kakenya, education was the key to her own freedom and self-determination. Her dream of a better life as more than just a wife and bearer of children inspired her to return to her village and create a boarding school designed to educate young girls and save them from becoming child brides.
Watch the video to learn more about Kakenya Ntaiya and her groundbreaking work for the Maasai girls of Kenya.