Everyone ‘knows’ the Maasai. The image of fearless warriors dressed in red robes is used to sell everything from cars to trainers, and safaris to cheap flights.
But what’s it really like to be a Maasai? Wikipedia has plenty of facts, but we can give you the inside story on some of the core values that still matter to rural Maasai communities in Tanzania:
- A sense of sacredness
- Living as extended families
- Harmony between people, livestock and wildlife
- Initiation into adulthood – accepting responsibility to serve the community
- Passing on traditions through songs and stories
Please click on the links to access the presentations…
If you do not have Microsoft Power Point, you can download a free viewing program here.
Presentations are (c) Gemma Burford and Bob Webzell, 2011 and are provided here for information only. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a public fundraising event.
If you’re doing a school project on the Maasai and would like to include some of this information, we’re very happy for you to do that – but in return, please ask your head teacher whether they would be willing to organise a fundraising event in aid of Serian UK. They might also be interested in checking out our UK School Partnerships page!