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Our mission is to uplift communities for generations to come, through equal access to quality education, sustainable economic empowerment, and responsible stewardship of the natural world. We see these values as interconnected and equally necessary to create a sustainable future for all. We work at the ground level in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya and in Amazigh communities of rural Morocco.  

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OLIVESEED KENYA

In the Maasai Mara, we develop libraries, science labs, and other educational resources at the rural schools and communities most in need. Soon to come, a Women's Work Center to build vocational skills and micro-enterprise and a sustainability-focused Community Center uniting education and locally led conservation.

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MOROCCO LIBRARY PROJECT

In Morocco, we have supported English learners in over 40 Amazigh communities with school libraries tailored to their interests, in close collaboration with teachers. Our program has evolved to a nationwide short story competition for teens and young adults and an indigenous story project.

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Meet Aya! This summer, she placed 1st in the 2022 MLP Short Story Competition!

Learn more

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Letters from the Maasai Mara, Summer 2022

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AITONG PRIMARY SCHOOL LIBRARY, A DREAM COME TRUE

We renovated a neglected building in the center of Aitong Primary's campus and converted it to a learning center with 2000 books, digital resources, and conservation materials for 1100 students.

Read the library's story from Amos

Photo gallery of the transformation

THE MANYATTA PROJECT

This spring, we built the first library and study center inside a Maasai manyatta (village). This humble little library in the manyatta of Ololchura brings books, portable lights, filtered water, and a well-lit space powered by solar to children right outside their doorsteps. There is no other power or light in these manyattas. This is just a start, a pilot project that will launch an ecosystem of ideas at the village level.

Short video from our surprise visit

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LITERACY & LIGHT

Many thanks to our solar partners BRIGHT and MPOWERD, and to journalist John Hockenberry, for these stories on our programs uniting literacy and light!

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The ebooks from our Emerging Voices programs are available free on Issuu.com