The majority of people living near Narok are from the Maasai tribe. With the transition from semi-nomadism to permanent settlements, several Maasai villages now require additional educational infrastructure for nursery & primary education, as well as a clinic and community center.
The Enachipai site is located on 15 acres of land southeast of Narok. The site is owned by a Maasai elder and his wife, Merry Purcell, who run the Nairoshi Foundation to help bring positive cultural and educational change from within the community. One of the main goals of the foundation is to enable women and children to secure a sound economic future and take control over their own developmental needs through education. The first classroom is set to open in May 2013.
Working together with Jedidiah Gordon-Moran and the Nairoshi Foundation, our involvement started with masterplanning and is expanding to include the building design and construction of the teacher’s quarters, primary school classrooms, and dining hall. We are working to source sustainable materials and look forward to returning to Kenya to help build the next classroom.