Investing in educating girls significantly and positively impacts our families, communities, and nations. Girls from all over the world hold the key to our most pressing challenges, from climate change to economic sustainability. Educating our girls and women is imperative.
Women in Maasai Culture
Maasai traditions play a significant role in the educational challenges girls face. These traditions, poverty, ignorance, and the preference for boys, all contribute to their lack of education.
Marriage is an integral part of the Maasai culture, with young women having no say in who they will marry. Early and forced marriages are still common in rural areas. The union brings wealth to the family as cows are used as a dowery.