“Salvation for a race, nation, or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted. Freedom and justice must be struggled for by the oppressed of all lands and races, and the struggle must be continuous.”

–A. Philip Randolph

Fred Baron Girls' School

The Fred Baron Maasai Girls’ School is a private school funded and administered by MCI. Established in March 2008, the Baron School is located 30 kilometers on the northern-eastern side of the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Southern Kenya. The school is named after the late Fred Baron, a Dallas attorney with a lifelong commitment to progressive causes. The only girls’ school of its kind in the area, it provides educational opportunities for 150 Maasai girls between the ages of 5 and 12. In addition to formal education, the school offers scholarships and food to its students.

When the school first opened, classes were conducted under a learning tree under the supervision of MCI founder Sekeyian Yiaile. From these modest beginnings, the school has grown to include seven classrooms, a kitchen and two teachers’ cottages. The school also boasts a computer lab with 12 solar-powered laptops and a satellite dish that will enable every student to access free educational materials from the Internet.