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CH.24: A SCHOOL BLESSING

Last Chapter we told Julia’s story of the Trust Nomad Education Program. To follow up this week we’ve put together some footage we took of elders blessing a new eco-school in 2011.


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The school is in the Kalwalash area of Kipsing in Samburuland and shows the elders blessing the school a few days before it opens. One senior elder is calling the blessing, with everyone replying ‘ngai’ which means god.

As last week’s post told us, without the support of the people there can be no school. The elders are giving their blessing to show their support and ensure the safety and fortune of the school and its community.

On that day a large group of elders, morani, mamas and children came and drank tea and ate goat together.

If you haven’t already seen it, check out the chapter on Nomad Education and contact us if you would like to contribute or know more about the program.

NEXT CHAPTER: LORORA

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This article is a Samburu Trust collaboration. Please click here for more information.

This Chapter by Sacha Kenyon, Julia Francombe and Moses Lerusion.

All Images and text ©2012 Samburu Trust. All rights reserved.

Image Credits
1: S. Kenyon.

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