We would like to introduce to you Jeremiah Ole Moonka. He is one of the employees at the Maasai Education Centre. Jeremiah is born in 1985 in Kisokon village. A small village in the Narok County, Kenya.
What do you do at the Maasai Education Centre?
I joined the school in March 2016 as the ICT lecturer. In November 2016 the board requested me to not only be the ICT lecturer but also take the capacity of the Manager at the centre. Dr. Cees van der Klip has really empowered me and coaches me to be the manager. I have previously had the change to manage a school successfully. This was at the Loita High School in Keny, supported by friends from Holland: The Jan Voshaar family.
What are your ambitions?
My ambition is to see poverty reduction in our Maasai society through empowerment given by education offered at The Maasai Education Centre. I would like to see our people transform, get educated but yet retain our beautiful Maasai culture. The Maasai Education Centre is just the place to be to implement such a vision. As the appointed manager of the Maasai Education Centre, I want to encourage teamwork with the entire staff. My other ambition is that the Maasai Education Centre will be completely selfupporting.
What do you like most about your job?
What I like most in my job are two things: one is the fact that I am working amongst our people that I do love so much: the maasai people. It is such a beautiful thing to see our people transform because of the power of education and yet remain the maasai people that we are. I see a bright future: a transformed society and poverty reduction.
The other thing that I like most in my job is the fact that we are a united team. We operate like wild-goose, who fly in the V-formation: everyone offers moral support to one another. That motivates me a lot. It gives me that feeling that we are a team and we can reach our dreams as The Maasai Education Centre.
Anything else you want to share with us?
Me and the other staffmembers are motivated by the efforts put-in place by The Style Foundation in The Netherlands. When I look at all the investments for the Maasai people, I feel the urge to do my best in acting as the bridge for our people. We believe in the “Economy of Love”.