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

 Here is a link to an article published by Dave Boyce on the Almanac on September 26, 2014

“Encounters with animals were common during his walks to and from school, he said. “When you’re walking, you find an elephant and you don’t want him to smell you, so you take a different direction,” he said. “In the presence of animals, you’re always (adjusting).”
Maasai girls and women face similar challenges with animals on their daily 6-mile to 8-mile treks to fetch river water. The girls should be in classrooms, Mr. Oyie said.”

To read the full article visit the Almanac: Maasai warrior hikes Wunderlich Park

Maasai Land Photo © Mamen Saura
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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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