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    The Friends of the Maasai

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    JOURNEYS THROUGH MAASAILAND

    We walk through Maasailand to connect people with nature, communities, and culture. Walking nurtures our minds to solve local and global challenges. Join the next walk in October 2019.

    Maasai Climate Walk

    In 2020 a group of 10 Maasai walk for a week through the Netherlands to raise awareness for the impact of climate change on indigenous people.

    Water Project

    Experts concluded that a dam would be the best way to provide water for the Maasai communities. We co-create the solutions and implement it together.

    Drought relief

    A severe drought is hitting the Maasai communities. Together we find and give support for cattle and people to survive.

  • WE WANT TO SECURE THE FUTURE FOR THE MAASAI

    Climate change becomes climate disruption. As a semi-nomadic tribe, the Maasai communities in Kenya and Tanzania are incredibly vulnerable. Due to the longest and toughest drought in the memory of the Maasai people, we want to secure the future for the Maasai generations by understanding and strategically and creatively responding to everyday challenges. We also want to generate a culture of peace by showcasing, sharing, presenting and promoting the best aspects of the Maasai world-view.

    WORKING WITH THE MAASAI

    The Friends of the Maasai Foundation is working in close collaboration with the Maasai communities and cultural ambassador Ezekiel Ole Katato. Together with the Maasai communities, we co-create solutions for everyday challenges.

    TAKING ACTION TOGETHER

    In collaboration with Olakira Le Maa, the local organization in Kenya, we work to identify and develop practical solutions for the challenges facing the Maasai, while engaging in the sort of cultural encounters, strengths and opportunities available with the Maasai that build communities and strengthen our human bonds.

    1. Finding support from companies, foundations, and individuals to secure a sustainable future for the Maasai.
    2. Finding quick interventions that can support the Maasai to keep water in their ecosystem.
    3. Collaborating with a wide range of experts and organizations to implement long-term solutions for integrated ecosystem restoration that is safeguarding a future with more and longer droughts.
  • Profiles

    The Board and Advisory Board

    Willem Lageweg

    Chairman

    Willem is member of the advisory board of Olakira le Maa and has a strong relationship with sustainability and empowerment of people throughout his career.

    Michiel de Koning

    Treasurer

    Michiel works with Heroes & Friends to increase the amount of heroism in the world. He visits the Maasai in 2018.

    Stefan Schuwer

    Secretary

    Stefan has a strong connection with the Maasai since he participated in the Maasaiwalk in 2015. He has experience in supporting sustainable communities and likes to use this experience for the Maasai.

    Ezekiel Ole Katato

    Advisory Board

    Ezekiel is cultural ambassador of the Maasai and Chairman of Olakira le Maa. Read more about him and the organization here.

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