The Osiligi Maasi Warriors will be bringing their unique form of entertainment, including the world-famous Maasi jumping, to Aureus School and pupils from across the Didcot Partnership will also be in the audience for the special show on October 17.
The seven-piece group comes from the village of Oleopolos and surrounding communities in southern Kenya, some 30 miles south of Nairobi. Members have been performing an annual tour of the UK since 2003 and have been across the country at a number of schools, churches and theatres from the south coast to the Isle of Skye.
Deputy Headteacher at Aureus, Julie Hunter, said: “The opportunity for our students to see these world famous warriors will really enhance their experience of Global Citizenship at Aureus. Students will be given the opportunity to find out more about life in another continent and how other cultures develop over time.”
Aureus is a member of the multi-academy GLF Trust and pupils from nearby schools have also been invited to enjoy the performance.
The troupe is returning to the UK to continue raising awareness of the Maasi culture, raising money for members their families and the wider community. Since 2003 a new clinic, orphanage, church/community centre and fresh water have all been achieved as a direct result of the tour.
The word ‘osiligi’ means hope in the troupe’s native language - and that is what it offers by bringing the Maasi experience to the UK.
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