Klaus Toepfer (former director of UNEP) came to visit Kitengela
and was so delighted that he decided to donate some money
from his own Projects Funds.
Nani decided that the most urgent need was Masai womens literacy.
Often some of the young mothers would turn up and need help
in reading a document, a report from the schools for their
children, financial issues or a bank account. They were helpless
and often victims of deceptions and theft.
Masai Girls have little opportunity to go to school, as they
are married off early and then look after cattle and children.
conjunction with the Mbagathi Steiner School (see notes about
Nanis Waldorf School) Kitengela Glass set up a Masai Womens
Literacy Class Project. Every Saturday at 2 o'clock, two teachers
from Steiner School walk across the river and prepare the
lesson in the mosaic caterpillar staff house meeting room.
Then sometimes more, sometimes less, women and the occasional
man turn up and enjoy the alphabet. As it involves singing
and dancing the lessons are very popular.