Tanzanian girls glad to go to school

A new book, “Emusoi” – to be published this October — tells the story of six  Masai girls in Tanzania who had the opportunity — rare in their culture — to get an education. The girls were taught at the Maryknoll-sponsored Emusoi Center. 

Last year,  CNS ran a story about this center — founded and run by Maryknoll Sister Mary Vertucci — that educates Masai girls whose culture often has them married at age 14. According to Sister Mary, only 11 Masai women out of the 1 million living in Tanzania have a university degree.

“Emusoi” means discovery and awareness in Maa, the Masai language. More information about the center can be found here.

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