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Maasai Orphan Education Fund Makes Progress in Kenya

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MOEF Supporter Debra Avery in Maasailand

Friends of Africa International is pleased to announce that The Maasai Orphan Education Fund (MOEF), a community initiative of Ereto Child and Community Empowerment Project, is bringing about sustainable solutions to the myriad problems and challenges facing the orphans and vulnerable children of Maasailand in southern Kenya. Thanks to the grassroots support of San Diego-based Debra Avery and David Wing, donations made to Friends of Africa International on behalf of MOEF are fulfilling the project’s funding requirements for much-needed supplies, uniforms, and other provisions.

Creating Opportunity:

The primary focus of MOEF is to provide means by which orphans and children from extremely needy families can access education and basic life necessities necessary for them to realize their full potential.

“With an education, these disadvantaged children gain potential to realize their life dreams and grow up to be responsible and educated adults contributing to the wellbeing of our community,” said Paul Kitesho, the project’s local director in Maasailand.

Maasai Orphan Education Fund is also a primary supporter of orphaned children from the Mbirikani Group Ranch located in Maasai land in southern Kenya. Founded in 2009, Mbirikani Group Ranch was developed as an active response to the rising number of HIV infected children born in Africa every day. Mbirikani Group Ranch is Kenya’s first and largest facility for HIV+ orphans where abandoned children receive the best medical, nutritional, academic and holistic care possible until they become self-reliant. It is presently home to approximately 12 children ranging in age from new-born to twenty-three years old. These children come from all corners of Maasailand.

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