Coming of Age—Without the Cut!

May 2009

In their early teens, Maasai girls go through a ritual that elevates them from girlhood to womanhood. BEADS is committed to helping the Maasai maintain this beautiful tradition, while providing Alternative Ceremonies that do not include the FGM that has occurred in the past.

Watch an interview with Siato, a young Maasai girl about to take part in one of BEADS' alternative ceremonies.