Joseph Koyie, Maasai warrior, activist
“The Unique View of an African Naturalist”
Location: Sunrise Theater, Southern Pines
Growing up as a Maasai in Kenya, Joseph Koyie was almost killed by a lion. This proved to be a pivotal moment in his life. He was the first of his generation to get educated and get a job. Joseph went on to be named the best guide in all of Kenya in 2012 for his work with Sanctuary Olonana in the Masai Mara.
His initial desire to send his own kids to school evolved into another life changing role as Country Director of Under the Acacia, master-mining a game-changing sustainable community development model in Loita that now serves 150,000 of his tribe.