Thank you for joining My Chosen Vessels (MCV) for our Night in Kenya Holiday Reception! What an honor for MCV to welcome the Kenyan delegation and the San Diego community to the beautiful Macrae family residence on December 8, 2021, with a cultural program of Maasai indigenous art, music, fashion and authentic East African cuisine. We hope you enjoyed a memorable evening experiencing the ancient heritage of Kenya.
California is a long way from East Africa but on this night people from both places came together. In particular, members of government, business, academic, philanthropic and students to strengthen relationships and enrich friendships between nations.
“I spent half my life searching and carrying water”
One of the evening’s climaxes was hearing from a Maasai cultural ambassador, Nashipae Everlyne N. Nkadori. “I spent half my life in search of and carrying water,” she said. “Thanks to MCV, we are providing clean water so girls like me can go to school instead of searching for water all day.” She added that many students in her village are learning under the tree because they lack a school.
Nashipae shared that walking long distances to go to school or fetch water through wildlife corridors frequented by elephants is especially dangerous for children. MCV currently has over 300 Maasai students waiting for a school, including 70 orphans. With your support, MCV will begin construction in 2022.
The remarks of high-level officials from Kenya’s State Department for Tourism and Wildlife, Kenya Tourism Board, and Kenya Wildlife Service highlighted Kenya’s global heritage. Principal Secretary for the State Department for Wildlife, Prof. Fred Segor, commended MCV for safeguarding the Maasai’s ancient knowledge for future generations, including a historic milestone for opening the first community-led Maasai Heritage Museum. He saluted MCV for providing clean water and education to the Maasai in Kenya. Local leaders from San Diego also highlighted their own commitments in establishing long-term partnerships between San Diego and Kenya to build a better world together. MCV thanks everyone who attended!
You Can Make a Difference!
Join us this holiday season in making a generous gift to MCV to support our humanitarian projects ~ Your donation will make a real impact! We currently need your support to build a school – a safe space for learning that will serve 300 Maasai students living outside of Amboseli National Park. We also have thousands of Maasai people waiting for clean water. Please donate to support MCV’s life-changing programs.