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In collaboration with stakeholders from the Maasai, we have initiated plans to establish a mutually beneficial and sustainable partnership with the goal of showcasing the Maasai culture. In order to manufacture a cultural hub/museum to preserve and promote the Maasai society, culturally immersive tours will be created.
Tours will include both cross cultural connections as well as wildlife exploration through Maasai-led safari tours, with in-home stays that encourage authentic human connections. We also hope to incorporate academic style programs into these trips, allowing U.S. students to connect with professors and local institutions to foster a sharing of knowledge. The final realm of tours that we will offer are volunteer and service trips, where individuals of all ages can travel to Kenya and assist the community with infrastructure or various project needs.
Within the cultural museum, Maasai women will display and sell authentic crafts to both visitors of the museum as well as on the Stone & Compass Global Artisan Market.
Mia Atallah is a senior at Marblehead High School. She is on the soccer, swim, and track team at school and dances at A Performing Arts Academy. After traveling on the 2018 and 2019 Bulgaria Service-Learning trip, she is now working as an Intern for S&C. She is currently working on the Tanzania/Kenya Service project and is excited to travel the world while helping others. She is most looking forward to traveling to the United Nations and working with different leaders and representatives.
Eila is a rising senior at Marblehead High School and this her second year as a Stone & Compass Intern. So far, Eila has traveled to Bulgaria once and has visited the United Nations twice, the second time as a youth speaker at a forum. In school, Eila plays soccer and will be a spring track captain in the upcoming season. Currently, she is working on developing the Global Artisan Market and updating the Stone & Compass website.
Rei, a senior at Marblehead High School, is very passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. She is a member of the National Art Honors Society and has a strong love for art and design. As an intern, she has accompanied the other Stone & Compass interns to the United Nations, and she looks forward to visiting Bulgaria for the second year this summer.
Carter is senior at Marblehead High School. As an intern, she has enjoyed helping Stone & Compass build the future through sustainable projects around the world. To her, the most exciting part about this opportunity is being able to travel abroad while simultaneously helping others in need. Carter has developed a Service Learning trip to the Azores launching in 2020 and will travel to Bulgaria for a second time this summer.
Hana is a senior at Marblehead High School where she runs track during the winter and spring seasons. She has been an intern for Stone and Compass since 2018, after traveling to Bulgaria for the first time that summer. Hana has traveled to Bulgaria twice and works closely in the Azores where she is helping to implement sustainable farming techniques and renewable sources of energy. Hana has been to the United Nations three times, one of which was to speak at an S&C forum titled “Stone & Compass, How the Sustainable Development Goals can Create Unlimited Opportunity.” Hana hopes to utilize international connections and ecotourism to promote the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.