Thursday, June 26, 2008

Lunch with Donna Duggan

We enjoyed a box lunch together with Donna in the Form 7 classroom. She explained some of the Maasai culture and how the school came to be. The school itself was there, but much neglected. Through her work with Maasai Wanderings, a percentage of profit goes directly to the Maasai people through projects like the Ilkurot School. Donna explained that the Maasai warriors would not join us for a drink or for lunch as they do not eat or drink in front of others except for their mothers as it shows a sign of weakness that they need nourishment. She explained that Maasai men do not laugh, they smile; Maasai men do not cry, they show some sadness.

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