TO LIVE. TO LEARN.
The mission of THE OLMALAIKA HOME is to house and protect young disadvantaged Maasai girls that are at high risk of FGM (female genital mutilation) and/orchild marriage, providing a warm, nurturing and loving environment; guiding them to see themselves as persons of value through God's eyes; fostering respect and appreciation for their peers, teachers, leaders, and culture, enabling them to be a generation of educated, productive, respected and valuable young women.
Address: 8712 N Ridge Ave, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49103 USA
Global Village Ministries THE OLMALAIKA HOME
THE OMLALAIKA HOME which means “angel” in KiMaasai opened its doors in 2013 to twenty three young Maasai girls between the ages of 5 and 16 who were at high risk of genital mutilation, childhood marriage and/or are total orphans. There are now 35 girls living in the home.
Global Village Ministries is passionate about giving girls the opportunity to be educated and also feel that it is important for them to continue to be surrounded by the positive things within the Maasai culture and be proud of their rich heritage.
The home is in Sekenani, and the girls are blessed with an amazing team of ladies that mother them and are able to reach out to them with hope, love and encouragement. We have guestrooms at the home that provides opportunities for you to come and stay at the home while working with the children, and within the community.
The only source of income to pay for the expenses, salaries and more are via donations. We cannot do it without you. Please continue to remember our project in your prayers as we strive to bring about awareness of the dangers of female genital mutilation, childhood marriage and the importance of education for all.
Jo Brosius and her team are making a difference around the world and we are thrilled that they are helping to bring awareness of female genital mutilation (fgm), childhood marriage and THE OLMALAIKA HOME.