By Our Reporter.
Korean Government through Korea International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) has sponsored over 300 Maasai women to attend literacy classes at Green Teachers AIC Samaria in Kajiado Central, Kajiado County. These women are from Emaoi, Nonchocuty and Mechanani areas.
The project aims to promote gender equality, enhance quality of life and strengthen their numeracy and literacy skills to improve their livelihoods.
The project that was launched a few years ago enables local women to also learn Kiswahili, English, Mathematics, Agriculture and business.
Speaking during the Annual Review of the Maasai Women’s empowerment project recently, Kajiado County deputy Governor Martin Moshisho applauded KOICA for its efforts to eradicate illiteracy.
Green Teachers programme has responded positively towards the Government’s Vision 2030 that among other things seeks to eradicate illiteracy in the country he notes.
Donghee Kim, the director of Green Teachers said: “The Green Teachers programme will focus to meet the Vision 2030 goals of providing education opportunities to the community.”
“Currently KOICA has constructed an administration block and classrooms, three greenhouses installed coolant for storage of agricultural products in a warehouse and also purchased a tractor. It has also established vegetables and fruits shop in Namanga Town to boost the women financially,” Kim noted.
The occasion was also attended by Director Quality Assurance Standard Officer Antony Ndong’o, Kajiado Central Sub County, who urged the Maa community to support girl-child education and shun early marriages and FGM.
Mercy Njiriri of Directorate of Adult Education who attended the occasion challenged the community to support the project.
Raphael M. Singira, Senior Chief of Eluanata Location laud¬ed KOICA for funding the project and urged locals to utilize the opportunity for their own benefit.