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Sponsored organization
Osiligi Foundation
Organization description
The Osiligi-Hope Foundation recognizes the value of empowering females to assist their male partners in addressing the future challenges to their way of life and to contribute their knowledge, skill and perspective in shaping a well- balanced future which secures the best of their heritage with formal education and modern technology. Established by Kikanae Punyua, the Osiligi – Hope Foundation has championed female empowerment by speaking out against the practice of female circumcision and encouraging advanced education for young women. In December 2012 the Punyua clan of the Masaai tribe terminated the traditional practice of female circumcision and have promoted more educational opportunity for girls. With foreign interests seeking to capitalize on the resources of the Rift Valley in Kenya, it is essential that the Masaai indigenous tribes be prepared to handle any threats to their culture and livelihood.
Project update
· With the help of Jono Quick, provided the organization with information about obtaining medical equipment.

· Connected the organization with Andrea Kirsh, who provided advice about how to design a cultural center. The group is now working toward opening a laboratory/pharmacy/dentist's office which would combine the use of traditional with western medical remedies and welcomes any interest in helping with study or research into Masai traditional medicines.
Project contact
David Weeks
Project contact email
Project location
Maasai, Kenya

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