olmalaikaThe mission of THE OLMALAIKA HOME is to house and protect young disadvantaged Maasai girls, providing a warm, nurturing and loving environment; guiding them to see themselves as persons of value through God's eyes; fostering respect and appreciation for their peers, teachers, leaders, and culture, enabling them to be a generation of educated, productive, respected and valuable young women.

The OlMalaika Home, located in Sekenani, Kenya, provides a safe home and education for young girls of the Maasai tribe who are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and/or childhood marriage. FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women, and it is illegal in Kenya. However, in many tribes it is a social convention and is considered a way to prepare a girl for adulthood and marriage. It is mostly carried out on girls between the ages of 7 and 15. Mara Bush Camp are supporting them with several activities.

tree plantingImportant to us is also to teach the Ol Malaika Home our love for nature by participating in tree planting activities on their compound. Each girl is so keen and passionate about the environment and they would like to see it preserved. If you would like to be part of this noble cause, we invite you to visit them and plant a tree !

You will purchase the indigenous tree at a fee of US$ 22.00 per tree which will be planted and tagged with your name and date as remembrance of your support to
Olmalaika home and ultimately the Maasai Mara eco-system. The girls will then look after your tree and water it regularly. In addition this will provide them with much needed shade on the compound. 10% of the tree planting fee goes to the home in support and the up-keep of the girls.

jewellery from the famouse Masai MaraWe want to clean up the Mara ! Or at least start with cleaning up villages and trying to recycle plastic. The idea is to train local Maasai women in making eclastic jewellery with plastic bottles / old cds etc. that people simply throw away here and pollute the environment. We believe in making a difference by involving these women to utilize the plastic and making amazing jewellery out of it, which we then sell at the camp as souvenirs. We are providing all materials to make the jewellery and either use old plastic bottles from camp or their villages. Further, the ladies have learnt how to utilize plastic bags to make items that are useful in their village. Currently, 20% of all proceeds from Eclastic jewellery go to the Maasai Community to promote our project. In future, the idea is to ban plastic from our camp as much as possible though.