Sonyanga Ole Ng’ais has been playing cricket for advocacy, shining light to the Laikipia Maasai community as well as Kenya on an international scale. Through cricket and an award-winning anti-FGM documentary, Sonyanga is addressing FGM through the lens of custodians of the culture. Founder of Maasai Cricket Ladies as well as Selenken E Maa Films, which enables young Maasai girls to air their voices, “Selenken e Maa films helps young woman speak out for themselves and sports gives them a platform, not just for the community, but to raise global awareness through media coverage." He says, “Our girls need peer role models, so that they can have someone to mirror themselves with.”
About the End FGM Podcast
This podcast features people working in individual and organizational capacities in Kenya and beyond. They share their experiences, successes, failures and lessons learnt in the Anti FGM Campaign. Hosted by Jeremiah Kipainoi. Published in partner with Voice of Maasai.
According to the World health Organization, Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.