Meet the First Teacher


Giddeon Matthew was the school’s only teacher when it first opened its doors in 2006 to 98 students. The school was housed in a local church building. Prior to becoming a teacher, Gideon was a villager with a big heart and a strong desire to make a difference. During his first year he focused on teaching numbers, the alphabet and other basic skills. His goal was to open his children’s and his community’s eyes to the importance of education. Gideon’s work and dedication to his students was greatly appreciated by the local community. Gideon is the father of five children and lives just down the road from Maasai Joy.