maasai culture In a fast changing Kenya, the Maasai are learning the importance education plays in the evolution of their tribe into modern society. Because of this, elders in the community make sure that boys like Odupoi spend their days bridging the gap between the modern world and keeping their cultural roots in tact.

You can also view Kenya’s Maasai: Caught Between Two Worlds on YouTube.

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  1. Jun 5, 2013
    at 10:29 pm

    Love this. Thanks for this glimpse into the life of a Compassion child in this special community!

  2. Jun 9, 2013
    at 3:30 pm

    I’ve been to Kenya twice and both times I was honored to spend time working with and helping the Maasai. They are such a fascinating people and they cling to the old ways. It is vital for their survival to link the old with the new. It would be a horrible waste if the traditions of the Maasai were allowed to die out, yet they must embrace the modern world. It is a balancing act.

    • Jeff Arnold
      Jun 18, 2013
      at 1:14 pm

      Amen Chris it is indeed a balancing act and one Compassion is committed to. I think working through the local church in Maasai land is crucial to keeping their cultural roots intact. Thanks for watching.

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