A All young people and children have the potential to succeed in life and contribute to society. However, not all children get the support they need to thrive. By all estimates, nearly half the population of young people between 10 and 18 years of age – live in situations that put them at risk of not living up to their potential. Without immediate intervention by caring adults, they could make choices that not only undermine their futures, but, ultimately, the economic and social well-being of our nation.
Mentoring – the presence of caring adults offering support, advice, friendship, reinforcement and constructive examples – has proved to be a powerful tool for helping young people fulfills their potential.
Schools in the Maasai Community often experience low transition of girls from primary school to Secondary school. The situation is highly effected by the cultural practices that the girls go through i. e FGM & Early Child marriages, Lack of a supporting system, people who they look up to or can identify with.
Esiankiki Foundation is a Group mentorship program dedicated to empowering young Maasai girls in Narok and Kajiado Counties in Kenya and creating links and networks within and across generations of women.