CMEP is a small charity with a big dream.


We want to educate every child and leave them equipped to take on the world. We work hard to protect children from harm and help them access quality education and health services.


The Children of Maasai Educational Programme (CMEP) is a not-for-profit registered as both a Community Based Organisation (CBO) in Kenya, and also a Charity registered in Australia. Mary Saruni and Jackson Maya had received teaching volunteers from around the globe to their home in Kumpa, Kajiado district of Kenya for a number of years and whom, after leaving Kenya wished to contribute in another way. The visit of Australian volunteer, Lauren Jackson, got the ball rolling on the development of a charity, and the Children of Maasai Educational Programme was founded in July of 2015.


With children still dying of preventable illnesses and starvation in Kenya, we work to reduce the underlying causes of poverty and improve health services and food security. CMEP aims primarily at providing basic needs such as health care, to children in the Maasai area of Kenya, to promote a fulfilling and prosperous education. We believe the best investment for the future is in a child. Educating children will help save lives and will contribute to ending poverty.


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Kumpa Town, Kajiado District, Kenya

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Invercargill, Southland, 

New Zealand