Maasai Molar
Maasai Molar
Promoting dental health and happy smiles in the Maasai Mara
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Our Mission

Provide safe, quality dental care for the Maasai and surrounding community 

Develop and sustain culturally appropriate dental programs for the regions schools

Work with the community health services to improve health outcomes 

Collaborate with other organisations to ensure unity and growth 

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Our Partners

 
 

Faircare an initiative by goumbook

Faircare are a corporate social responsibility project in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Faircare exists to ensure equitable dental access for low income workers by engaging with dental clinics to assist in providing treatment for just 10% of the normal cost.

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emirates dental hygienists club 

The Emirates Dental Hygienist’s Club (EDHC) is the professional body for Dental Hygienist’s in the United Arab Emirates. 
We exist to raise awareness of dental disease and inspire actions through education and behavioural modification in order to foster an active, healthy and productive lifestyle.

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st john ii mission school, aitong 

Many children live at the school to avoid the perilous journey walking across the Mara to reach lessons, facilities are basic but clean and safe, with wonderful, enthusiastic teachers. Myself and the team will be working with the school in future to ensure more children are able to receive an education which costs $20 per month – insurmountable to some families on the Mara.

St. John Paul II school receives no government funding and relies solely on community support and external donors, currently 394 children reside at the school, yet there are approximately 2000 children living in the region.

Enaitoti hotel

A pristine place at the heart of the Maasai Mara, supporting the team with pristine accommodation and wonderful food. The team at Enaitoti Hotel are friends for life.

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Our Impact

August 2018 

  • 77 dental extractions 
  • 19 dental fillings 
  • 26 cleanings 
  • 81 child dental screenings 
  • 270 re-usable sanitary kits distributed 
  • dozens of oral health lessons 
  • 2000 toothbrushes and toothpaste distributed
 

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People relived from dental pain

Good dental health is a right

 

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Years Serving the community

Visits to Aitong, 2015 & 2018

 
 

500+

children Impacted

Children reside at Aitong school to avoid the perilous journey walking across the Mara, they each received dental health lessons and toothbrush & paste

 
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Our Programs

Kenya Smiles Healthy

In collaboration with St. Andrews Primary School and St. John Paul II mission school, Maasai Molar aim to deliver healthy living and dental health lessons and supportive products. Empowering the students to take responsibility for their own oral health gives them confidence and self-awareness to take through life. 

Oral health lessons are created to make students and teachers aware of the need to reduce refined carbohydrates in the form of sugary snacks and drinks and to brush daily. With the support of our corporate partners we are able to provide toothbrushes for the children to use at school. 

 

primary health care 

Volunteer positions are open to all healthcare providers, in 2015 we held a successful ophthalmology clinic where second-hand glasses were recycled. In 2019, we will be joined by physiotherapists and general nurses to expand the care we provide.  

 

Sponsor a child 

Just $20 a month will give a child a place at residential school, including books, uniform and any necessities. With your help we can ensure some of the 1200 children in the catchment area receive an education thus, reducing the cycle of poverty. 

You will receive regular updates from the school and child to inform you of their progress. 

 

 
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August 2018

“The people who TRAVELED to receive our services were very appreciative and the people we met in other ways were also extremely warm and generous. For me, being my first humanitarian outreach the impact was great. I developed new ideas about providing care and reflected on what it meant to me to be involved in dental hygiene.” 

Stephany, Maasai Molar volunteer 2018

 

 
 

Get Involved

The next expedition to Aitong is 19-26th July 2019. We welcome medical, dental and general volunteers. 

If you would love to support the program with materials or equipment please get in touch. 

 

Volunteer opportunities

Join us in 2019 and change someone's life! 

Make a Donation

Support the work of Maasai Molar volunteers and allow us to grow and reach a wider community!