The mission of THE OLMALAIKA HOME is to house and protect young disadvantaged Maasai girls, providing a warm, nurturing and loving environment; guiding them to see themselves as persons of value through God's eyes; fostering respect and appreciation for their peers, teachers, leaders, and culture, enabling them to be a generation of educated, productive, respected and valuable young women.
The Olmalaika Home, located in Sekenani, Kenya, provides a safe home and education for young girls of the Maasai tribe who are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and/or childhood marriage. FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women, and it is illegal in Kenya. However, in many tribes it is a social convention and is considered a way to prepare a girl for adulthood and marriage. It is mostly carried out on girls between the ages of 7 and 15.
Global Village Ministries (GVM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in the United States that provides medical and dental care to people in Kenya during three annual mission trips. GVM also promotes several long-term projects in the areas they visit, the largest of which is The Olmalaika Home. Completed in 2013, the Home accepts girls ages 12 and under and we currently have 37 girls ages 4 to 17. The home is dependent totally on grants and donations. It is located on community land in Sekenani, and the girls are blessed they are blessed with amazing ladies to take care of them. The girls who come to Olmalaika know they are valued, loved and have a place they can call home.
After coming to Kenya and falling in love with it, Deborah agreed to oversee
Development/Marketing/Social Media for THE OLMALAIKA HOME.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ~ Global Village Ministries
Kim DeWitt - Director
Kim was raised in Kenya and has spent 18+ years of her life there. She is responsible for THE OLMALAIKA HOME, mission trips,sponsorship programs, and is passionate about the people of Kenya and ending