The Olosinko Initiative is our flagship project.
The Initiative is a co-creation between Osotua Foundation and the Maasai living in Nkoilale who have been brought together thanks to the efforts of Nelson Kirrokor and his organization, the Nkolaile Community Development Organization (NCDO).
What is Olosinko's aim?
With Olosinko we aim to make the savanna healthy again by introducing agriculture-based, ecofriendly and holistic principles combined with the development of a local value chain by setting up social businesses for local hotels and markets.
What is special about Olosinko?
It is a unique, community-led approach, created from a Maasai perspective and supported by modern technology and expertise. Each and every decision made is based on critically guarding the interests of the Maasai, as well as that of wildlife/biodiversity and livestock. This fusion of Maasai culture and modern technology results in a synergetic effect which is easily adaptable and leads to a fast and creative way of finding new solutions.
OUR OLOSINKO PARTNERS: NCDO, NELSON AND THE TECHNICAL TEAM
Nkoilale Community Development Organisation (NCDO)
has organized the community for over 15 years and has started to implement projects benefiting the community, such as providing water, healthcare and economic opportunities to increase prosperity.
Nelson ole Kirrokor is the director of NCDO and has a central role within Olosinko as the linking pin between the Osotua Foundation, the technical team and the community. Whereas the Osotua Foundation coordinates the outside stakeholders, networks and looks for funding, Nelson is the one testing the ideas within the community, protecting and giving a voice to the interests of the community, and coordinating the implementation on the ground.
The members of the Olosinko technical team are specialists in their own field and chosen because of their belief in and experience with a community-led, ecologically healthy, commercial approach.
Richard Hatfield is our holistic livestock specialist from the Mara Training Centre: www.maratrainingcentre.com.
David Kairo is our commercial specialist from Elimustawi: www.elimustawi.com.
Joseph Lentunyoi is Maasai and founder of the Laikipia Permaculture Training Centre in Laikipia: www.lpct.co.ke
Wilde Ganzen supports Olosinko. For every donated Euro, they will give 50 cents!
WHAT HAS BEEN ACCOMPLISHED?
Thanks to your funding, we have managed to:
WHAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE?
These are the next steps in reaching our goal:
Funding needed: €45,000
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