Dutch writer and Amref Flying Doctors ambassador Saskia Noort and her daughter Julia Schellekens traveled to the Maasai community of Kilindi, Tanzania. Here, they attended a so-called ‘ARP’, an Alternative Rite of Passage without the harmful FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) practice. ‘The cut’ kills many girls, who can be as young as eight years old when they undergo the ceremonial ritual. With Amref’s help, over 16.000 girls became a woman without undergoing FGM.
For the video above (created by Chilo.TV), I interviewed Saskia Noort on the last day of our trip to Kilindi. You can check out the pictures I took on our trip on my NGO Photography page. If you can read Dutch, you can also read more about Saskia Noort’s experiences in this interview by JAN Magazine (which also boasts one of my pictures).