Activities Coordinated by the Friends of the Maasai
White Mountain Movement
Restoring land and livelihood
The White Mountain Movement project restores land and livelihood in the Maasai habitat
around Mt. Kilimanjaro - White Mountain, Oldonya Oibor in Maasai language - in Kenya and
Tanzania, through generating unprecedented collaboration between the Maasai people and
other key parties. Read more in our blog.
Maasai Climate Walk
Inviting Maasai people to the Netherlands
In the summer of 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. They tell about the Maasai culture, and how to respond to the effects of climate change. They have dialogues at companies, schools, municipalities, and festivals about collaborations and plans to restore their ecosystem. Are you interested in a visit from the Maasai to your organization? Apply here.
Building a dam to save water
With the water project, friends from the Netherlands have been working for three years to find a solution for the water problems. This has been largely done Experts from SamSam Water concluded that a dam would be the best solution to easily catch rainwater. Local people will construct it in collaboration with experts.
OLAMA LE SERIANI
JOURNEYS THROUGH MAASAI LAND
Masterpeace organizes walks through Maasailand to encourage a cross-fertilization of cultures and provide an opportunity for people to connect with nature, culture, and communities. The walks started in 2014 in collaboration with MasterPeace. The 5th walk edition will take place in May 2019. MasterPeace will organize about 30 people from Holland to join about 30 young Maasai warriors and women to walk, learn, share, connect, imagine and exchange ideas on personal, cultural and environmental issues and suggest sustainable mitigation strategies to protect nature. Apply here to be part of it.
Short-term support for food and water
Last year the Maasai faced the worst drought in the memory of the Maasai people. Over 50% of the livestock died and the situation is only getting worse. As Friends of the Maasai, we provided money for food and water. Read more about the drought relief campaign on the support page.