Hilkia Peter is a graduate of St John’s University of Tanzania and was born and raised in Engaruka. Hilkia, knowing the need of teachers in Maasai land, decided to pursue a career in teaching so he contribute to his Maasai community and Tanzania as a whole. He was raised by his grandmother after the early death of his mother and abandonment by his father. With support from relatives, Hilkia completed his secondary ordinary level education. ENCO supported his advanced secondary and university education.