Our Mission: Preparing Maasai Girls for a Brighter Future

The Maasai Children’s Initiative (MCI) advocates for social empowerment and economic development for Maasai girls through education, leadership development and technology training. While we support the education of all Maasai children, our vision is that Maasai girls become empowered to determine their own futures, make wise life decisions and positively impact their communities.

What’s New at MCI


Pam Ingalls' Maasai Paintings

Internationally renowned artist, Pam Ingalls', features people from Mara Hills Academy in her new oil show "Facing Kenya: Maasai Portraits from Mara Hills Academy" at the Hardware Store Gallery on Vashon Island in Washington State. 

Education Is Power

This video, created by Studio Kate of Portland Oregon, offers a compelling look at how educating girls can unite and fortify a community.

Sekeyian Wins National Youth Council Election

MCI's president, Sekeyian Yiaile, was one of 16 candidates chosen to sit on Kenya's National Youth Council (NYC), a nationally elected group that will lead efforts to improve life for young Kenyans.

MCI Girls to Girls in the Beachcomber

The work of MCI's Girls to Girls gets some coverage in the Vashon Maury Island Beachcomber.

Sekeyian Meets With Melanne Verveer

MCI's president was invited to Washington D.C. to meet with Melanne Verveer, United States Ambassador-At-Large for Global Women's Issues.

Sekeyian Yiaile's Story

Her own ordeal as a 13-year-old girl who refused to be married to a much older man, led Sekeyian Yiaile to establish schools for Maasai girls. Read her story in the Puget Sound Business Journal.