RONESA. A CARING COMMUNITY.
Our mission is to help our sister community of Ronesa, Kenya, by providing them with tools they need, but cannot afford, so they may thrive and sustain themselves within and beyond their village, contributing to society.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” -- Dr. Seuss
Support the Benefits of Play
For our next project, we would like to focus on the Physical, Mental, and Emotional Development of our beautiful children at Ronesa Academy. In America, we certainly know the benefits of playing and how well that improves the overall development of our children. In Africa, few have the resources to provide adequate play equipment for their students. While children find creative ways to play at recess time, we would like them to have something more that a few jump ropes, a deflated soccer ball, and maybe a few tires to roll around in the dirt.
Physically, our goal is to provide students with playground equipment that will help them build stamina, develop muscle and reflex actions while supporting an active lifestyle. Mentally, we would like to improve their concentration, creativity, and problem solving skills within their proximity to...
Ronesa / Shaffer Fun - 2016
Children must be taught how to think. Not what to think.
Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
George Washington Carver
A child without an education is like a bird without wings.
Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
It is vital that when educating children's brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.
Once child, one teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world.
Providing Pre-K through 5th grade (and expanding) children with an integrated curriculum where both Western and Maasai traditions are honored and encouraged.
The Maasai are a semi-nomadic pastoral people who migrate between semi-arid lowlands and more humid uplands to obtain water and grazing pasture for their livestock.
Empower a community by providing them with the basic tools they need to change their future. This power comes through the gifts of education and long-lasting sustainability.