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GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT: VIDEO

On the Maasai Mara, a new mark of manhood: the high school diploma

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GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT: VIDEO

On the Maasai Mara, a new mark of manhood: the high school diploma

BY DEEPA SHANKARAN AND KEN GALLOWAY

A new mark of manhood – the high school diploma

Meet Francis Naimodu. When he grows up, he wants to be an engineer. Already he is the go-to fixer and problem solver in his Maasai Mara community. When Francis heard that WE was preparing to open a free high school for boys in Kenya, he saw his future open wide. Three hundred and eighty-five boys applied for 33 positions. The competition was fierce. Watch what happened when Francis arrived for his interview.

Deepa Shankaran
Deepa Shankaran
Deepa Shankaran

Deepa Shankaran is a senior writer and video producer with WE. Her favourite thing in the world is a good story.

Ken Galloway
Ken Galloway
Ken Galloway

Ken Galloway is an award-winning video director and senior creative, who is passionate about telling stories that matter.