A letter from Daniel
I was inspired by my father, who sold most of his possessions to provide me and my siblings with an education, and by the kindness of a lady who sponsored me to go to university. In 2011 I founded MACCOP to give my community hope and a chance to improve their living conditions, by actively involving volunteers who sharing knowledge and cultural experiences.
Here are a few reasons for why I founded this project, and felt passionate to make a change;
- First I grew up in a poor family and my parents could only afford to provide us with one or two meals a week, and wanted to improve the living standards for future generations and their families.
- I saw many children dropping out of school because their parents could not afford to take them to school, and this led to young Maasai boys and girls being forced into early marriages.
- There were no hospitals, no schools, no roads and no one to advocate for real change.
- HIV/Aids, maternal deaths and other preventable diseases made many children orphans and left them with an uncertain future.
All volunteers that come and work on the project make such a positive impact on this rural community, and I look forward to welcoming future international volunteers. If you have any questions regarding the project, please send me an email and I will respond ASAP. Further I assure you that you will have an experience of a lifetime in the country of wonders. Congratulations on choosing to make a significant difference in Kenya. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our Maasai community!
Daniel Pariken, Project Coordinator – Maasai KenyaMobile +254 722 846 96
P.O Box 822-00208 Ngong Hills, Kenya