Sabore's Well » A project to build wells for the Maasai people

Her name is Bridget Meaney and she was a senior at Castilleja Highschool in Palo Alto, CA. In January 2010 during Castilleja’s Global Week, she heard Sabore’s presentation and was moved by his talk and saddened because of his description of the plight of the Maasai women. She asked if she could help or contribute and then reached out and handed me our first crumpled up $15.00. That’s what started this whole project – the gift from a 17 year old. Bridget is now a sophomore at Duke University. She was home during the Christmas break and had scheduled a visit with one of her teacher’s at Castilleja. We stayed around campus to meet her and let her know that her initial $15.00 has turned into $35,000!!! Just to show you how special she is – she handed us another $20.00 contribution during our chat.

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 Here is a link to an article published on the Camas-Washougal Post Record on February 26, 2013

“We have been busy studying facts about Kenya and its culture,” said Haskin. “The students have been preparing for Sabore’s visit by learning about the animals, geography and customs of Kenya, as well as studying the Kiswahili language and creating mock passports. They have been very excited for him to come.”

To read the full article visit the Camas-Washougal Post Record: Sabore Ole Oyie visits with Gause Elementary School students

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Here is a link to an article published by Mary Gottschalk on the San Jose Mercury News on February 9, 2012

“Growing up Maasai, you learn to understand the direction of the wind, the sounds of birds and the footprints of animals, to tell the difference between the footprints of lions, gazelles, leopards, giraffes and water buffalo

To read the full article visit the San Jose Mercury News: Maasai warrior shares his life in the jungle with students at Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose

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