Sabore Ole Oyie visits with Gause Elementary School students
Visitor offers students a glimpse into Kenyan culture
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Classroom studies of the faraway African country of Kenya were recently brought to life for a group of Washougal students.Gause Elementary School second-graders caught a glimpse into a vastly different culture thanks to a visit from Maasai Warrior and Elder, Sabore Ole Oyie, from the Ewaso Nyiro region of Kenya. Students in the classrooms of Lisa Haskin, Christina Russell, Julie Taie and Erin Darling participated.
"We have been busy studying facts about Kenya and its culture," said Haskin. "The students have been preparing for Sabore's visit by learning about the animals, geography and customs of Kenya, as well as studying the Kiswahili language and creating mock passports. They have been very excited for him to come."
Dressed in traditional Maasai clothing, Ole Oyie spoke to the students about life in his village and the different challenges they face.
"You must learn to recognize the footprints of many animals," Ole Oyie explained. "You need to know when there is a dangerous animal like a lion nearby so you can take your herd of cows the other way."
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