education, empowerment, environment...
Our mission is to bring positive transformation for generations to come, through equal access to quality education, sustainable livelihoods, gender equity, and responsible stewardship of the natural world. We see these values as interconnected and equally necessary to create a sustainable future for all. Our approach is to build deep, lasting relationships that become meaningful collaboration.
"Oliveseed is a program that is so close to my heart. It has brought a window of opportunity for this society through education, through livelihoods improvement, and through conservation. We are seated here in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, and all you can hear is the birds, all you can hear is the crickets and different kinds of wildlife species. This cannot be sustained without thinking and bringing a transformative program like what we have today in Oliveseed."
~Amos Kipeen, Aitong, Kenya
Co-founder & director, Oliveseed Kenya Trust
Founder, Mara Discovery Empowerment Center
Former manager, Mara Girls Leadership School
Launching in May 2022
THE MANYATTA PROJECT
We're developing a small solar-powered library and study center for a village in the Maasai Mara, to put learning resources right at the doorsteps of where people live. The center will also have books and solar lanterns children can check out and take home, and a water filter for use in the library space. This is just a start — a pilot project that will launch an ecosystem of ideas at the village level.
AITONG PRIMARY SCHOOL
As the next phase of the Mara Public Schools Initiative, we're renovating this sweet building in the center of Aitong Primary School's campus and converting it to a robust library and learning center with digital resources and conservation materials for over 1200 students in grades 1 to 8. Why shouldn't rural public schools have the same resources as privileged private schools?! This replicates the successful model of the library we developed in 2021 at Talek Primary.
One Day, When a Library Opened...
"I have taken part in many interesting English Language Teaching programs nationwide. Morocco Library Project, though, is exceptionally different; its impact can be felt in our students’ mindset and behavior. MLP’s impact has gone beyond improving English to boosting students’ critical thinking, creativity, self-confidence, and motivation. MLP to me is that abundant source of hope, inspiration, and love. Students from underserved areas are giving more importance to reading as the real engine of change."
~Ali Amhal, Biougra, Morocco
Oliveseed/Morocco Library Project partner
English teacher & founder of Access Language Center