Maasai are one of the last remaining indigenous tribal communities
in East Africa. Although we have managed to keep most of our
traditions and culture, our way of life is on the verge of change.
Influences from the outside world, along with natural disasters
such as drought, are quickly changing our way of life.
is critical, now more than ever before, to preserve the last
remaining and most important aspects of Maasai culture. After
completion, the Maasai Cultural Heritage Center will provide
the Maasai and foreign visitors the opportunity to see, learn,
and celebrate Maasai cultural heritage through colorful and
vibrant collections of intricate beadwork and artifacts of the
past, present, and the future.
Cultural Heritage Center is a wonderful place for you to visit
and experience the Maasai world while on holiday in Kenya. We
would be delighted to see you here.
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Cultural Heritage Center is committed to foster the knowledge
Maasai cultural heritage, and inspire the community to
collect, archive, preserve, and celebrate art of cultural
significant and indigenous knowledge for generations to
colorful and vibrant collection of intricate beadwork
and artifacts presents Maasai past, present, and the future.
and preserve Maasai tribal art
and preserve Maasai folklore
the Maasai to preserve and share indigenous knowledge
it possible for young people, including school children,
learn and care about their traditions and a rapidly
addition to heritage preservation, the center is aimed
at expanding economic opportunities to the local people,
mainly women artisans from Merrueshi village. Maasai Cultural
Heritage Center empowers the women by giving them space
to make and display quality beadwork sold to travelers
visiting Amboseli National Park.
development and survival of the Maasai people is a matter
of grave concern to us. We strongly believe we can bring
sustainable social-economic development to the Maasai
region, while preserving our cultural heritage. We do
not have to abandon our traditions and culture to thrive
in the modern world.