Jambo! This morning, “The Last Maasai Warriors” from Kenya, Wilson Meikuaya and Jackson Ntirkana, visited the KPS Middle and Upper Schools. On behalf of Free the Children (http://www.freethechildren.com), an international charity organization and global education partner, Wilson and Jackson spoke to students and faculty about Maasai culture – past and present, and shared their personal stories of adaptation, bravery, pride, balance and leadership.
The KPS school community enjoyed learning about Wilson and Jackson’s experiences growing up in rural Kenya (in the region KPS students visited in 2009), the challenges their communities continue to face, the importance of education, and Free The Children’s role in the Maasai Mara and the other countries they work in. Seeing and learning about the Maasai’s four primary weapons – arrows, spears, rungus (clubs) and machetes – was fun, too!
To learn more about Wilson and Jackson and to view/purchase their autobiography, visit http://shop.metowe.com/products/thelastmaasaiwarriors.