Electricity made from the sun is clean, quiet, renewable and cheap. Growing up without lighting and power "MaraGirls" appreciates and values this more than most. Spreading the word and the use of solar electricity in their villages during school leave and holidays is a key leadership activity amongst the students.
Water From Heaven
Rain in Masai Mara carries double blessings as it gives life to both people and livestock. Every year the 1/4 acre roof covering the school collects over 800,000 litres of rain water. The students make sure the water is used efficiently to keep everyone healthy and clean. Any excess of water is used at the tree planting and kitchen garden.
Biotisho – Good Life
Biotisho is a significant concept in the local culture defining what is valued in the traditional life of Maasai. "MaraGirls" deliberately use this concept as a pointer towards improved living through the introduction of green shady spaces, waste management, clean and safe cooking, healthy food, solar lighting and more.
# My Little Thing
Tree planting was always at the centre of Nobel Laureate Prof. Wangari Maathai's life - and still is through the Wangari Maathai Foundation. We have joined hands with the Foundation to inspire courageous leadership amongst youth. #My Little Thing is a global leadership and tree-planting movement.
Community service is at the heart of "MaraGirls". Projects are initiated and voted in democratically by the students under a program called "MaraGirlsGive" - a way of giving back to the community. During 2017, our first year of operation, the nearby village Talek is ridded from plastic waste.