Keep Kids in School +1

Join the ADEA Foundation in helping to keep kids in school and ensure they have at least one meal a day.

Because of drought, land confiscation, and loss of cattle, the Maasai families in Rombo, Kenya, struggle to buy food, let alone manage to pay school fees.

This is because drought, land confiscation, and loss of cattle means the Maasai families of Rombo, Kenya can no longer pay the required school fees.

Sponsor a student for just $38 a Month or $456 a Year

The +1 of KKIS+1 is the crucial addition of one post-high school year of preparation for the workforce with (currently) computer training, English language, and food/hospitality services (including internships at local safari lodges).

Our KKIS+1 offers donors year-round windows into these students’ world and their unique Maasai Culture through ongoing updates in our videos, newsletters, and photo galleries. Many of them produced by our students.

Consider supporting student through their studies at one time, you can do that too.


For KKIS+1 we use a three-dimensional support model. It focuses on students’ individual basic needs such as fees and uniforms,  collective character-building workshops and activities, and parents and community engagement that allows them to be a part of their children’s support process.

Thank you, and Mungu akubariki (as we say here in Swahili).

Here are some videos that tell the stories of children and parents in their struggle and express their gratitude and happiness for our support.

The Maasai are known for being fiercely independent people, coexisting with the wild animals and living a nomadic cattle-centered life on land fit only for grazing.

But such independence did not last for the Maasai of Rombo, Kenya.
In the late 1980s, they were forcibly removed from their lands by the Kenyan government to formalize the boundaries of the Tsavo West Game Reserve. Overgrazing and droughts have since killed most of their cattle, leaving the Maasai without livelihoods. The parents now desire formal education for all their daughters and sons but struggle just to feed them. During this current drought, many now go days without eating. There is little extra for school fees.

Why should we care?

1. It is the tourists who desire to see wild animals without the presence of people. The Kenyan government obliged, and it did not provide an alternative means for the Maasai to make a living.

2. Western pressure that all children of the world should be in school has pushed some developing countries to establish schools they cannot afford to support fully Families are required to send their children, burdening the struggling poor with school fees.

Please join ADEA in helping these kids to be fit to lead their community in the future.