We are happy to report that Meitamei Olol Dapash has been honored to receive the Giraffe Heroes Award at a dinner in Nakuru, Kenya last month. Giraffe Heroes exists to recognize leaders around the world notable for their willingness to "stick their necks out" to support community initiatives. Giraffe Heroes founder John Graham had this to say about the event which he says was a "great success":
"Overflow crowd, moving remarks by the 24 Giraffe Heroes honored that night, great food—and an atmosphere charged with energy and leaning into the future. You know it’s been a great event when you can’t clear the room when it’s over! People savored the mood and the vision of the night and just didn’t want to leave it.Kenya’s new Giraffe Heroes were sticking their necks out on a wide variety of issues, including the environment, anti-corruption, good governance, women’s issues, fairness in land use, stemming tribal conflict and more." John said that Meitamei "brought a whole Maasai delegation with him to the event. He understands that Giraffe Heroes Kenya can help him raise awareness and support for his work."