MONTREAL, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Villa Maria High School invites you to the only conference two Maasai Warriors, Wilson Meikuaya and Jackson Ntirkana, will give in Montreal as part of their Canadian tour sponsored by "Free the Children".
The two men are here to present their book, The Last Maasai Warriors, an autobiography of growing up in that mythical community. The title refers to the book's central theme: they belong to the last generation of Maasai for whom killing a lion was a rite of passage into manhood. Today's young Maasai must embrace education, if they are to thrive in the modern world.
Villa Maria students who visited Kenya last July during a humanitarian trip met the two Maasai who work for "Me to We" (Free the Children's innovative enterprise dedicated to global social change) as guides and cultural ambassadors.
The young Maasai tribesmen will describe how they became warriors, scholars, and leaders in their community; and how the future generations' battles will be in the classroom.
|Date:||Monday, November 19, 2012|
| Arrival of students and media
Students and Me to We representative present a video of their trip to Kenya last July
Arrival of Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children
Photos and interviews with students and Maasai
|Place:|| Villa Maria High School
4245 Decarie Blvd
To see how to get to Villa Maria, click here
|Photo op:||The two Maasai will be wearing their traditional costumes.|
About Villa Maria
Founded in 1854 on a magnificent campus, Villa Maria is the only leading private high school for girls in Montreal that houses two distinct schools—one English, one French—of 650 students each; a bilingual and multicultural environment. Recognized for its long history of academic excellence and its bilingual and multicultural environment, Villa Maria boasts graduates who are leaders in science, government, business, and the arts.
SOURCE: Villa Maria High School
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