“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

How You Can Help

Donate: Every Dollar Counts

As a Maasai-run organization with advanced cultural competence and minimal overhead, MCI is savvy about the Kenyan economy and marketplace and can avoid the inefficiencies and over-charging that plague many western-operated charities. Our financial savvy coupled with a diverse grassroots network of local supporters enables us to extract a tremendous amount of programming from every dollar we spend. Donations to MCI have a palpable and immediate impact on improving educational opportunities of Maasai children.

Capital Needs: Each year we focus on new projects to advance MCI’s goals and vision. In 2011, we are raising money to:

  • Build a fully equipped science center for Mara Hills Academy (Cost: $45,000)
  • Purchase a vehicle to provide transportation between schools and villages (Cost: $30,000)

Operations: Your donation helps, no matter how small. For example:

  • $25 feeds a child for one month
  • $50 buys a student's uniforms for a year
  • $100 pays a student's tuition for a semester
  • $250 pays a teacher's salary for a month
  • $500 pays for a classroom's supplies for a year
  • $750 provides school lunch and cooks for an entire school for a month

MCI is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) organization, so your contributions are tax deductible.