Under a tree, on top of a hill that over looks the Daraja Academy campus, a few members of the school’s administrative team met with a group of elders from the local community… 70 elders from the local community!

The meeting began with a traditional Maasai prayer as the clouds burned away from Mt. Kenya to the southeast. In customary call and response style, the local holy man chanted a sentence or two in rumbling, deep KiMaasai, to which the entire group answered, “Ngai” (God).