Moran festival advocates for the right to education

composed songs against retrogressive cultural practices such as FGM.

In Summary

• The function took place at Oldonyo Nyokie, Kajiado West, and was attended by the community.

• The event was supported by the Pastoralists Integrated Concerns (Pico) and Grassroots Nest for Innovation and Change (Gric).

Morans Sidayio Parsayo and Simon Aramato dance in celebration
Morans Sidayio Parsayo and Simon Aramato dance in celebration
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Recently, Kajiado County hosted Moran Festival, an event where boys and girls come together to advocate for education and bridge the gap of social belittling of girls.

Pico team leader Jeremiah Kutanya and activist Alice Olobiis
Pico team leader Jeremiah Kutanya and activist Alice Olobiis
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Children compose original content advocating for children's rights in education, benefits of education, and campaign against retrogressive cultural practices such as FGM, early child marriage, and the traditional form of moralism.

Activists Nakaya Nchilalo, Lorna Kanchori and Beatrice Milano
Activists Nakaya Nchilalo, Lorna Kanchori and Beatrice Milano
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The function took place at Oldonyo Nyokie, Kajiado West, and was attended by the community.

Morans boys and girls join in dance during the moran festival.
Morans boys and girls join in dance during the moran festival.
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It was supported by the Pastoralists Integrated Concerns (Pico) and Grassroots Nest for Innovation and Change (Gric).

Alex Loishoo and Ishmael Koikai
Alex Loishoo and Ishmael Koikai
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Masaai boys and girls Naipanoi Nteri, Lenashe Pateli and Ishmael Koikai
Masaai boys and girls Naipanoi Nteri, Lenashe Pateli and Ishmael Koikai
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Hellen Seko and Lorna Nkinyiai dance in celebration
Hellen Seko and Lorna Nkinyiai dance in celebration
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