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It's been an Amazing Year!

Our mission is to uplift communities for generations through equal access to high-quality education, sustainable development, and responsible stewardship of the natural world. We see these values as interconnected and equally necessary to create a peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future for people and the planet.  

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OLIVESEED KENYA TRUST

In the Maasai Mara, we develop libraries, labs, and other resources at rural schools. Soon to come, a Women's Work Center to build skills and micro-enterprise; and a sustainability-focused Community Center bringing clean water, the first public library, and a place for literacy, business training, 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 and class 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, soon to come, an indigenous Amazigh story project.

From the blog... education is power

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Dispatches from the Maasai Mara, Fall 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.

The Manyatta Project

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.

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Literacy & Light

Thank you to our solar partners BRIGHT and MPOWERD, and journalist John Hockenberry, for these stories on our programs uniting literacy and light.

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Meet Aya

She placed 1st in the 2022 MLP Short Story Competition!

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