Patinaai Osim is a term Maasai women use to mean “endearment”. It is preserved for those they love, it means “the one who brings me joy” just like we strive to do for our indigenous communities. Their passion and love comes from each bead they sow and every thread. To not just make a beautiful bride but make a better life for their offspring. With their blessing, we advocate for their rights and walk every step to empower them and show them they are just like the bird that builds beside their Manyatta, single but powerful.
To have empowered and resilient children, women and youth as change-makers in the pastoral community.
Create sustainable livelihoods and empower pastoral communities to actively engage in the improvement of their social-economic status.
To have children, women and youth who actively and positively contribute to their community.
Your donation will directly enable an environment for educating and capacity build children, women, and youth in our various programs. Donations to nonprofit organizations like ours are crucial to our being able to fund our programs. Thank you for your interest in joining our movement for Equality and Equity for all.
We are backed by generous donations from foundations, private enterprises, and individuals. Our work would be impossible without their continued support, mutual respect, and confidence in the impact of our work. We are currently working in partnership with the following donors and partners:
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I am Justine, a proud parent at Noosidan Primary School, and my 9-year-old son, who is in grade three, has been a beneficiary of the Tarl program at the school. I am happy to report that since joining the program in March 2022, my son has made significant progress in both his academic and social development. Before joining the program, my son was struggling in word level and had difficulty reading and forming simple sentences. He was also very shy in class and at home, and couldn't perform any activities with other children. However, in July 2022, I noticed positive changes in his behavior. One evening, he called other children at home to play together, and he even sang the Sabina!!Sabina!! song they learned in the Tarl remedial classes. This song helps learners form simple words and do simple arithmetic. I was amazed at his newfound confidence and liveliness at home. I also saw him lead the Sunday school choir at our church, which made me very happy and proud. During a parental engagement meeting, I shared the importance of the Tarl program with other parents and encouraged them to create time and space for their children to read at home. I truly believe that this program has had a positive impact on my son's life and development, and I am grateful to the organization for providing this opportunity.
My name is Mark, and I am an 11-year-old boy in grade four at Isara Primary School. When the TaRL classes started at our school, I was assessed at the word level for reading. I attended the TaRL sessions regularly, and during the next assessment, I could read paragraphs and was moved up to the next level. I attended a total of 15 hours of TaRL classes, and during the last assessment, I was at the story level, where I could read, write, and tell a story. Thanks to TaRL, I have improved my reading fluency and comprehension, which was evident during the last CBC assessments. My teacher is pleased with my progress, and I am happy to be performing well in class. I have also gained confidence in speaking English and can communicate with my fellow learners and teachers confidently. My parents and teachers are delighted with my progress and how TaRL has helped me. I am now reading several books from the library, and I look forward to attending more TaRL sessions to continue improving my reading and writing skills.
The Tarl Program was introduced in our school in 2021 by Patinaai Osim. It has been essential to our teachers, learners and the overall school environment. It has been very involving and educative. The learning materials provided by Patinaai Osim have been essential to our learners; as i have seen learners moving from the word level to story level. Reading culture which was one of the objective of the program has been instilled in our learners. We are greatful to Patinaai Osim for giving us this opportunity
I hereby register our appreciation to Patinaai Osim for their continued partnership. The following programs have been undertaken through the partnership; 1. Capacity building of teachers and learners 2. Tarl Program- This has seen learners improve their reading skills improving literacy skills and school performance. 3. Feeding program- This has reduced absenteeism of learners, especially during the drought season. We look forward to a continued partnership for the growth and wellbeing of learners and teachers.