MCV is excited to announce that we have started to construct a Maasai Education Center in Amboseli Kenya. It is a community center where Maasai children learn and play; cultural knowledge meets modern education; Maasai traditions are preserved and artifacts are respectfully displayed; community members gather for civic issues and women gather to make and showcase their beadwork to visitors in the area. This is a community center dedicated to cultural preservation, education, and sustainable development.
The Center is located just 10 miles from the Amboseli National Park entrance, where MCV owns 13-Acres of land for the development of a Maasai Education Center. MCV has allocated 3 acres for the center, and 10-acres of land directly behind the center for planting medicinal, fruit trees, and to grow the food needed to feed the community, school children, orphans in the area.
The Maasai Education Center provides opportunities for the Maasai to share their heritage with visitors, which will include a large percentage of the annual tourists who visit Amboseli National Park. Amboseli is designated as a UNESCO biosphere and remains famous as a premier place in Africa for its intimate wildlife viewings, which include frequent sights of free-ranging elephants, lions, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, antelope, and over 600 species of birds. Because of the Maasai’s harmonious way of life, the wildlife flourishes in the area attracting approximately 600,000 tourists to enjoy safaris annually.