Education is the key to progress
The Maasai Education Centre/The Style Hotel Management school is in Oloirien, Kenya. We built the school together with, and at the request of, the local people. The school offers courses for young people in the field of tourism and various courses for the local people.
The staff and students are very proud of “their” school. In a radius of 350 km, the school is the only one that offers this kind of education. This is the opportunity for Maasai youth to develop themselves in their own space and habitats..
The teaching method
With our teaching method the child’s talent is important. We make young people aware of their talents so we can show them what their passion may be. We encourage them to do more with it. There nothing better in life to practice your passion every day. This is an important part of our teaching program.
Students can choose various courses, such as:
- Tourism and Business studies
- Hotel and Catering
- Human Resource Management (HRM)
In addition, there are several courses locals (young and old) can follow. Such as the very popular computer courses or driving lessons.
The courses last for one year. In the extension the students follow a 2-month internship. After graduation, the students receive an official diploma. The three best students will be offered a job in The Style Cooperative.
Within the school there is accommodation for the students, separately for boys and girls. This is widely utilized, because daily many young people have to walk differently hours before they are in school.
‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’