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Need: Help Stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Visit our campaign at http://www.igg.me/at/StopFGM to learn about our work with the Maasai and the Alternative Rite of Passage (ARP) they are adopting into Maasailand. Support will help us spread the ARP further into Kenya.

You will also enjoy a beautiful video excerpt from our documentary, Becoming Maasai Women.

ASK has been involved with the Maasai community of Esiteti for 15 years and helped established Esiteti School. It was a result of this school that the Maasai came to recognize that educated girls are more valuable to the community than uneducated girls. By moving to the ARP program and stopping FGM, they have agreed to keep girls in school rather than marrying them off at puberty.

ASK has received international media attention. Please help us spread the word deeper into your community by visiting our campaign at http://www.igg.me/at/StopFGM and share the link.

The Epoch Times, an international newspaper published in 35 countries and in 21 languages, ran a story about Africa School of Kenya's (ASK) work with the Maasai to educate and to underwrite the development of the Alternative Rite-of-Passage (ARP) program. This program is destined to be used throughout Kenya. Already tribes outside of Esiteti are asking for ASK to help them implement it for their communities: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/world/female-genital-mutilation-replaced....

We need your help and support to make this happen. Even if you cannot contribute financially, you can help spread the word by sharing the link and sharing our social media posts on Facebook and Twitter: http://www.facebook.com/ASKenya and @ASKenya. Share through the share and like links on the campaign website at http://www.igg.me/at/StopFGM.

Thanks for your help. Together women and girls can change the world.

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nkinyanjui's picture

Hi there Teri

Hi there Teri
So wonderful to hear about the work you doing with the Masai ladies! I have been doing work with supporting girls in Olebeilbel, Kajiado county (about one and a half hour interior from Kajiado town) and truth be told I never ever thought much about the Masai women until I got there and visited a home stead and a school. I run an organization called Path to Womanhood - fund raising, monitoring and distribution for sanitary towels and panties - measuring impact of the same. Currently Path to Womanhood is working closely with Zana Africa (Kenya) and One for you, One for her (Boston USA) in trying to reach out to these very marginalized girls in Olebeilbel - some of who once we sat down and chatted had been rescued from early marriage and from FGM. By sheer coincidence (or not) this month I got in touch with a Lodge in Amboseli planning to visit the reserve for leisure. I shall try my best to make a visit to the school would be amazing to see it.

Naomi

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