IS THE MAASAI CULTURE BECOMING EXTINCT?

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I'm disappointed to learn that Maasai are going to school and stopping their traditional ways of life? What will tourists go to see other then wildlife if the Masai stop dancing and living in the villages? I've never gone to Kenya for safari and will possibly only manage once I'm working (that is hopefully 7 years from now) and I'm afraid the Maasai culture will by then be over and done with. Should they not be paid a salary to keep their culture intact?






by: Anonymous

I am doing the same research on this, and I was just guessing when I picked my topic but we are reading this article for my professor class, it's called: Deliberate change and unintended consequences, and talks about how kids are now going to school and what they are learning in school they are using against their elders because since their folks didn't go to school they think they can judge them and be more better then them. the teachers at school are just not teaching the kids. It is sad that it is disappearing, but they aren't the only ones. Tribes here in America are going through the same thing, like mine the Navajo's. Well I'd write more but I got class to get to.






by: Anonymous

Don't be afraid that the Masai people in Kenya are about to discard their culture. Ok, they may move to towns, go to school, own mobile phones and handle the Internet but they do all this while acknowledging and appreciating their culture.

Education is their only chance of sharing in the modern day Kenya otherwise they would be resentful for being used as the "poster culture" for promoting Kenya tourism, which would eventually do no good for the Masai or for the Kenyan people in general.