Destination Dreaming Program Manager, Kate Miller, left today for two weeks in Kenya, leading a project team from UNESCO Observatory at the University of Melbourne
Kate is working with UNESCO Observatory Director Lindy Joubert, and project leader Emmanuel Parsimei, Director of the Maasai Community Concern and Networking organisation, on a Maasai Cultural Village project in the Rift Valley.
The project team, comprising a professional architect, marketing expert and engineering, law and economics students, is conducting an initial design and investigation for a cultural village to preserve the crafts, heritage and skills unique to the Maasai people. The project aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and build and nurture an active role for community members to preserve and promote their cultural skills.
Film company ‘Creative Cowboy’ will be creating a documentary of the program to enable the community to apply for funding for construction of the Cultural Village and as a teaching resource for communities striving for cultural and economic sustainability.
Providing that like Karen Blixen, Kate also escapes being eaten by a lion, you’ll be able to catch stories and pictures of her adventures here in mid-December.