January 5, 2019, Ewaso Osiligi Center (dormitory/hostel) and Osiligi Lutheran School were dedicated with a joyous celebration. Osiligi means "hope" in the language of the Maasai people, and Kenyan Schools of Hope is putting this word into action in Ewaso Kedong, Kenya. The vision and mission of a sanctuary and school for girls fleeing from FGM and FEM has become a reality through God's powerful blessings! The day's festivities included a brass band leading a procession, four choirs, pastors and dignitaries, a dedication service, ribbon cutting, tree planting, numerous presentations and recognitions, a dinner, and much joy with over 500 people attending. We were blessed with beautiful weather. Tents were utilized, hundreds of chairs were rented, and everyone stayed for the six hours of commemoration. All praise and glory given to God!
At Kenyan Schools of Hope we are providing for young girls a sanctuary from female genital mutilation (FGM) and forced early marriage (FEM). Both of these practices dramatically impact the lives and well being of the girls and lead them toward greater struggles in life. The hope, healing and protection of Jesus Christ can be found at Ewaso Osiligi Center.
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Ewaso-Kedong is a Maasai village where loving safety and excellent education is being offered. With nurturing caregivers in a residence home and outstanding teachers in an on-site school, girls are given the opportunity to become valued members of their communities.