The Angels of Olmalaika home
Last week end I went to visit the girls of OlMalaika home in Sekenani. I cannot describe with words what I felt.
I met Kim Dewitt, the founder of OlMalaika home in my office in Nairobi by pure coincidence (do you really believe in coincidences???)
“The Olmalaika Home, located in Sekenani, Kenya, provides a safe home and education for young girls of the Maasai tribe who are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and/or early childhood marriage. FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women, and it is illegal in Kenya. However, in many tribes it is a social convention and is considered a way to prepare a girl for adulthood and marriage. It is mostly carried out on girls between the ages of 7 and 15.”
Eclastic, with the support of Sunworld Safaris will go there to do workshops with these amazing girls. The aim is to teach them some useful craft that can contribute raising funds to pay for their education and other needs.
OlMalaika in Kiswahili means “Angel”. I am currently looking for new ideas to do with them, possibly “angel shaped items”.
If you have ideas or find something on the net please share the link with us!!
I cannot wait to go there.
Kim and her organization are really doing a fantastic job.
To know more about them check their website www.olmalaikahome.org
To know more about FGM watch the video below.