For a group of students from North America, African rituals can create a bit of culture shock. Before the O Ambassadors could begin building in the Kenyan village of Elerai, the locals performed a goat sacrifice to bless the land on which the school would reside. "A goat is like money—they're very valuable, so it was a big deal for them to do this," Ola says.
Despite recognizing the significance of the goat sacrifice, the students still had a hard time watching the ritual. And when a Maasai warrior passed around a gourd filled with goat's milk in preparation for the sacrifice, only team member Ryan actually drank it.
Another morning, the group was woken up by Nbala, a Maasai warrior who took them on a hike to see how the people of Elerai live.
Watch as the O Ambassadors get immersed in Kenyan culture.