I appreciate this organization that not only protects and educates young women and men, but it also networks with other organizations to facilitate their mission. We've experienced it first hand. Thanks for your hard work and sacrifices! Robin and Jim MacKenzie, Michigan
Sayydah Garrett and Samuel Siriria Leadismo are doing an amazing job! Not only are they helping individual girls rise above oppressive tribal practices against women, they are also educating entire communities and promoting positive change. By doing this they are improving the overall health of these communities and allowing each to become self-sufficient. This can only happen if girls/women actively participate in their respective communities by being educated and not victims of abuse.
Run by Sayydah Garrett and Samuel Siriria Leadismo, Pastoralist Child Foundation is a streamlined and efficient grass roots organization, making a direct and tangible daily impact on communities in Kenya. With their vision of educating girls and eradicating the outdated ancient rituals of FGM and forced early marriage, they are introducing a new, positive way of life to their own community and opening up life-altering opportunities for girls. Working from within, through community education and Siriria Leadismo's influence as a Samburu warrior, Pastoralist Child has made a profound impact in a short time. I'm excited to see where they'll be in 5 years, as the effects of their feet-on-the-ground work spreads.
When it's about NGO's I admit I ask myself several questions, also because having worked with several NGos I've stumbled upon some weird situations, but exceptions are always there and I believe they should be praised and encouraged to do more and better. Pastoralist Child Foundation is an exception. As a grassroot organization it works form the ground with excellent people like Sayyddah Garrett and Samuel Leadismo who are guiding a team of volunteers and professionals to do their best in educating and empowering young girls in Samburu County with a special program to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation.
Love the good work Sayydah and Samuel are doing. Thank you.
This is such a worthy cause. Bringing awareness to the world of girls' and women's worth is most important part of progress on this planet. Brava/o to all involved.
I see the difference they are making in the lives of women and girls who have felt voiceless and powerless. The world needs more examples of compassionate right action.
I have watched this organization grow in amazing ways since it was founded 3 years ago. I can honestly say it is run with complete transparency and utmost integrity. The girls and communities that are being helped will surely continue to improve thanks to the dedication of the staff and volunteers. I wholeheartedly recommend the financial support of Pastoralist Child Foundation.
This organisation is one with good values. The have grown fast and keep on doing great things for the comunities. I defenetly recommand them, and Will even be a volunteer for them. They really make a difference! Bravo
Mrs. Garrett is a dedicated founder to this foundation! Also supercedes the organizations' mission!
This nonprofit is wonderful. I am so very grateful for the work they do for girls and women. I will continue to be a donor.
PCF is a genuine grass-roots charity working in Kenya. Despite limited financial resources the work they do to provide education on Female Genital Mutilation contributes greatly to saving the lives (and health) of rural girls.
Pastoralist Child Foundation is doing a fabulous job in providing the necessary tools that girls and their communities need to move forward. I especially appreciate the focus on formal education and the alignment with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, working towards the education of every child by the year 2015. The students sponsored by Pastoralist Child Foundation are fortunate to have the chance to attend excellent boarding schools. I'm very satisfied that my financial contributions are making a positive impact and highly recommend others to donate as well.
I fully support the noble work of this nonprofit and highly recommend it as an organization worthy of financial support for its programs. Kudos to the staff, mentors and volunteers assisting girls who would otherwise not have the chance to fulfill their dreams.
I have met some of the wonderful people who run this organisation They deserve all the financial help they can get because the good they are doing is just amazing. Both the Samburu people and the inhabitants of the Maasai Mara have been helped immeasurably by their efforts. Just a little bit every month from all of us goes a very long way in supporting this worthy cause.
This great nonprofit is less than 2 years old and I’m very impressed with the impact its programs have had so far in the communities it serves. I’m also comforted to know that my donations go directly towards programs that improve the lives of girls who deserve a better life. The monthly newsletters always have positive and impressive news, and pictures of the good work Pastoralist Child Foundation is doing. This nonprofit is a true blessing to the people in rural Kenya because the staff, board, mentors, volunteers and expert workshop facilitators are truly dedicated and caring. I will always financially support this wonderful organization. Thanks for all you do!
Fabulous organization! It's amazing that in 2014 practices such as FGM are happening. I commend this organization for taking a stand and supporting these young girls so they can have a chance to a more fulfilling life.
I’ve known Sayydah Garret both personally for over 15 years and now, as Samburu cultural adviser for her organization, the Pastoralist Child Foundation (PCF). It is my honor to unreservedly support the PCF mission dedicated to eradicating the insidious harmful traditional practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) that maims 130 million girls worldwide. This is the organization Sayydah was born to lead. The velocity and efficacy of her accomplishments is nothing short of staggering. I know of no other woman who has nearly single handedly improved the health and welfare of school age girls with such grace, grit, and grounded solutions including education and safe alternative rites of passage.
The Founder, Sayydah Garrett is a dear friend that I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for many years. She has been a business advisor to me and we’ve always shared a passion for empowering women. Her business acumen, leadership, honesty and compassion for others has created positive change in the lives of many.
Upon her return from a Safari in Africa, she shared with me that she decided to create a non-profit that would educate and teach girls about FGM in the villages of Africa. Once hearing her vision and with a small investment, I’m now sponsoring a girl’s education!! I feel wonderful knowing that I’m making a difference.
I’m very proud of Sayydah and sincerely honored to be a Board Member of the Pastorialist Child Foundation.
I'm very pleased with this organization. The staff and volunteers are truly dedicated and work so hard to educate girls through workshops, camps and school sponsorships. The leadership is strong and trustworthy. Congratulations to everyone at Pastoralist Child Foundation for tackling important issues that affect so many girls who want and deserve better lives.
I have the pleasure of knowing the Founder of this organization and consider her amongst the most honest, passionate, compassionate and lovely persons I know. I have heard her speak so passionately about the organization, how it came to be, and the wonderful work they are doing. It is inspiring to see this kind of commitment to positive change in this world!!
I met the director, Samuel eadismo in 2005 on a safari with Sita in Kenya. He was in High School at the time and he ws our guide through his Samburu Village at Archer's Post. He asked me not to forget him, so I took his address and we began corresponding. He was desperate to continue his education, and I told him if he could get into a college in Kenya, I would support him. He enrolled in Zetech for his 2 year diploma in hotel management. He worked for awhile and then finished at Utalii in Nairobi, earning his 4 year degree. While he was working at the lodge, he met Sayydah and she chose him as the person with the dedication, passion, and purpose to be Director. I am proud of what this group has accomplished and believe in what they are trying to accomplish. 5 stars!
I first came across Pastoralist Child Foundation this year when I learnt of the problems facing little girls in the Samburu regions of rural Kenya. I wanted to be able to help a girl child to be protected from the harms of female genital mutilation (FGM) and also to allow her to go to school. i contacted PCF director, Samual Leadissimo, who is one of the Founders. Samuel is Samburu warrior who is taking a stand in his community to help protect girls from harmful traditional practices such as FGM through sensitisation programs and scholarships so girls can go to school. I have had regular contact from both Sam and Sayydah Garratt (Sayydah also made the effort to Skype with me as I am based in Australia, and she is in the US). PCF found a young girl who had been orphaned and was facing a life of servitude to an older man as her only option for survival was to be given to an old man in marriage. This lovely young Samburu girl is now in school and thanks to the work of Sam and Sayydah will be moving on to secondary school next year. Her life is now full of hope because of this gift I am sending from Australia and I feel truly blessed that I have had the opportunity to make a difference to her life. Now a whole generation can be saved from FGM and other harmful practices. The grassroots and voluntary nature of PCF workers means that all my money goes straight to pay for this girl's school and personal needs. Now I feel I have my own daughter in Kenya. I recommend giving to this group as such a small amount can completely transform the life of a girl in Kenya. Highly recommended!
A wonderful organization started by people who really care within the Maasai and Samburu tribes. They are working to make a difference in the lives of children and young women within their communities. Started by accident/miracle when they met Sayydah Garrett while she was visiting Kenya and told her the story of how help was needed. They are making real effective changes! Thank you Pastoralist Child Foundation, Sayydah and all involved.