“Seeing the kids run through the school gate every morning with their contagious smiles is the greatest gift one can receive for volunteering. ”

Mike Davidson Easson


“Our visit to the school was truly inspirational.  The more we saw of the students and learned about the history of the school, the more impressed we were.  And when we heard that the 4th graders had scored highest on the 4th grade national test of any primary school in Tanzania that year, we became convinced that this was a project worth supporting.”

Ellen & Bob, Maryland, USA


“You come down expecting to teach the children, and you do. Yet year after year I leave Maasai Joy learning even more from the students.” ~Ben Upham, 2015 URI graduate


“Working with students from such a different culture than my own has taught me the importance of being able to adapt my teaching style to best address the students’ needs.” ~Timothy Burns, URI senior


“Teaching at the Maasai Joy school helped me to find the true meaning of education and helped me to build self-confidence as a teacher.” ~Andy Hess, URI senior