What do you think it would be like to grow up and live in a tiny village in East Africa?  On Friday we have a unique opportunity to find out and experience the culture of the Maasai Tribe of Kenya.  The Asante Africa Foundation and their Maasai partners are sponsoring a visit from Elder Sabore Ole Oiye and educator Hellen Nkuraiya throughout the Bay Area.  On Friday they come to Dublin Library at 4:00 p.m. in the Community Room.

Hellen and Elder Sabore tell stories about growing up in their village singing some of the songs, telling the stories and showing off the games and colorful traditional clothing of the Maasai.  Elder Sabore lives in the traditional ways, including always wearing the attire of a Maasai warrior, and carrying hand-made weapons for self-defense and hunting. He lives in a hut made of sticks and cow dung and trains young warriors to carry out the traditions.  Hellen is a former school Principal and current teacher who is committed to advocating for education, especially for young women.

This program is free and sponsored for the Library by the Dublin Friends of the Library.  It is suitable for school-aged children and adults.  For more information check out the Asante Africa Foundation at http://www.asanteafrica.org.  We hope you will join us Friday for what should be an amazing event!

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