- Published on Wednesday, 09 January 2013 00:00
- Written by Town Crier Report
Photo By: Courtesy of Covington School
After raising more than ,000 for the nonprofit Free the Children, Covington School upper-grade students received a visit from Wilson and Jackson, the Last Maasai Warriors.
The Covington School Student Council has led a two-year schoolwide effort to earn funds for the nonprofit Free the Children organization, raising more than $14,000.
The money the students donated enabled residents of Tororas, Ecuador, to build a school and provide clean water for the community.
In recognition of their fundraising success, Covington’s upper-grade students received a visit from Wilson and Jackson, the Last Maasai Warriors.
Wilson (or Meikuaya) was born in Maji Moto, in the Narok South District of Kenya. He valued education and benefited from a Free the Children-sponsored school.
Jackson (or Letasuna) was sent to the wilderness in a rite of passage to become a warrior before starting secondary school. He also attended a Free the Children-sponsored school.
Together, the two men have visited thousands of North American youth and adults, encouraging and inspiring them to change the world. The Maasai Warriors credited the knowledge and skills they acquired at Free the Children schools with giving them hope for a brighter future.
For more information, visit www.metowe.com/living-me-to-we/wilson-and-jackson.