Youth Development

Maasai Girls Rescue Center Inc

Empowering Maasai Girls to Achieve Their Full Potential

Clarkston, MI

Mission

Our work offers Maasai girls and the Maasai village a path to break a debilitating cycle of child-mortality, extreme poverty, FGM, and abuses of child-marriage. Your support creates opportunity for us to provide a safe and nurturing environment for these girls to receive education, medical care, and the life skills that radically alter the course of their lives and the future culture of their tribe.

Ruling Year

2018

Founder

Rick Morro

Main Address

5045 Timber Lake trail

Clarkston, MI 48346 USA

Keywords

Maasai Girls Rescue

EIN

83-0625765

 Number

6536763857

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Our work offers Maasai girls and the Maasai village a path to break a debilitating cycle of child-mortality, extreme poverty, FGM, and abuses of child-marriage. Your support creates opportunity for us to provide a safe and nurturing environment for these girls to receive education, medical care, and the life skills that radically alter the course of their lives and the future culture of their tribe.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Sponsorship of Maasai Rescued Girl

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of children who have the skills necessary to maintain personal health

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

All girls resident at the Maasai Girls Rescue Center receive a physical at the local hospital. We train them how to brush their teeth, shower every day and how to use a toilet with paper.

Number of children who have the ability to seek help from and respond appropriately to adults

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Sponsorship of Maasai Rescued Girl

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Sponsorship of Maasai Rescued Girl

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children who have a sense of their own feelings and an ability to express empathy for others

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females

Related program

Sponsorship of Maasai Rescued Girl

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Our vision is to provide: (1) a safe haven for girls who are being forced into early marriage or are running away from forced FGM; (2) mentoring in assertiveness, life skills, and study habits; (3) family counseling to get parents on board with their girls' education; (4) a study hall that includes tutoring and study resources; (5) after school classes for girls who are behind in their education, due to the lack of schooling prior to being rescued; (6) business and technical training so girls can become self-sustaining, even if they don't excel in academics. (7) the girls stay at MGRC until they achieve these goals.

Our vision is to provide: (1) a safe haven for girls who are being forced into early marriage or are running away from forced FGM; (2) mentoring in assertiveness, life skills, and study habits; (3) family counseling to get parents on board with their girls' education; (4) a study hall that includes tutoring and study resources; (5) after school classes for girls who are behind in their education, due to the lack of schooling prior to being rescued; (6) business and technical training so girls can become self-sustaining, even if they don't excel in academics. (7) the girls stay at MGRC until they achieve these goals.

Our vision is to provide: (1) a safe haven for girls who are being forced into early marriage or are running away from forced FGM; (2) mentoring in assertiveness, life skills, and study habits; (3) family counseling to get parents on board with their girls' education; (4) a study hall that includes tutoring and study resources; (5) after school classes for girls who are behind in their education, due to the lack of schooling prior to being rescued; (6) business and technical training so girls can become self-sustaining, even if they don't excel in academics. (7) the girls stay at MGRC until they achieve these goals.

Our mission combined with our vision to rescue and educate Maasai girls of the Longido Tanzania District has a direct positive socio-economic impact on the girls and their families. By offering them safe haven, consistent meals, appropriate medical intervention and continuing medical care, education, tutoring and mentoring in all areas especially life skills, these girls have the best chance of improving not only their own lives, but the lives of their family members. To date, we have rescued 17 girls from extreme poverty, forced early marriage, homelessness, and FGM. They will remain at MGRC until they are comprehensively educated in all areas, are in good health, and are mature enough to demonstrate they have necessary and critical life skills in order to be successful.

We've repurposed a hostel building to be used as a dormitory, which can house up to 40 girls. We've built a tutoring center with classrooms, computer rooms and internet access. We've built a barn for multiple cows, to provide milk for the girls. We purchased two cows, one of which has already birthed a calve, which will be sold to provide funds to care for the cows. Our next projects are: Drill a bore hole to provide water to the site. Find sponsors in order to rescue 24 more girls, and Build and stock a chicken coop as a sustainable food source.

How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Not Applicable

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Not Applicable

Organizational Demographics

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Leadership

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Race & Ethnicity

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Gender Identity

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