dazzagaylor today im shatterd!!!
For the past 3 weeks i have had the pleasure of meeting a genuine Maasia Tribe, they came to Dartmoor Zoo where i work (for those who dont know). About 4 years ago the Kenyan Government has put into place a law forbidding the 43 Maasia tribes from moving place to place. They would normally migrate to new pastures 4 times a year depending on how the rains have been, as they have Sheep, Goats, Cows which need new fresh pastures etc etc, Anyway because of these laws the government has sub-dividend the country into certain sections and now the usaully nomandic Maasia have to stay in one place, so thanks to a man called John who went over to Kenya he meet this Osiligi tribe and saw there plight and the difficult times they were facing came upon an idea to bring over 8 of the tribe to England and organised a 3 month tour of UK . On this tour they go round and share their culture with Songs, Re-anactions of hunts, tribul weddings and ceremenenys plus questions and answers, Emmanuell is the only one to speak english which he learnt through english news papers, anyway the whole point of these tours is to raise money from their shows and Massia jewelery for putting up prefab houses instead of the usaul mud huts. Transport is also important as it is a ‘42 mile’ round trip. Equipment to dig deep water wells, basically they need the money earnt for every thing ‘education for their children is also important. What i can say is these people may be very poor but they are so so happy and respectful with each other, John said in the 4 years of knowing them he has never heard them argue or get upset .