The Maasai of Tanzania, Africa
Tanzania is a country in eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region and the home of 120tribes.The Maasai tribe is a popular African clan with a long-preserved historic culture and despite several Western cultural influences, the tribe has adhered to its traditional lifestyle establishing itself as a proud symbol of African heritage. However, due to the modernization of urban Africa the children of the tribehave now reached a "crossroads" in terms of their educational and cultural development.While Tanzania prides itself on the tribe’s historical customs, urban legislation in cities cannot offer them equal access to education as they do so for children raised in the urban cities thus creating an educational gap between them.These children usually have to walk many kilometres through dangerous wildlife areas to reach the available schools and the majority of them have no access to books, educators or electricity.The surest way to end the social, economic and political marginalization of the tribe is to create educational opportunities for their upcoming generations.
Our School and it's Impact
The construction of a fully functional school has already started at Makuyuni village, a rural organized Maasai community outside the city of Arusha. The first classroom is complete and already accommodates for the educational needs of 60 Maasai children. Once the construction of the 3rd and final classroom is complete the school will be able to educate all of the children of the local Maasai community.A football field will also be fitted so the children can interact and play. Football allows children to foster a spirit of cooperation, develop physical coordination, strength, and flexibility and supports the children’s social and emotional development. Furthermore we have made the appropriate studies and solar panels will be installed so our facilities can have electricity and lighting and thus be able to accommodate the educational needs of the children who can only attend school in the afternoon because they have to work in their family fields and with cattle in the morning. The establishment of a fully functional school within the Maasai territory has the power to bring about enormous changes and benefit the whole community by broadening the perception of the upcoming Maasai generations. The youths can then enter urban cities and work for the benefit of their own tribal community. They will be able to read contracts, explore land rights, take up business and work in the tourism sector to support their families and their community's economic development.
‘Rhea Foundation’ is an officially registered European NGO with experts in continents throughout the world who work together in a sophisticated network to bring about impactful change for the establishment of a better world. Our central philosophy is to take hands-on action towards the shaping of a better reality while staying financially transparent with all the people who assist our cause.
Our principal aims are to:
- shape education in less developed countries
- provide basic necessities to people in less fortunate countries
- sensitize the future generations to become more self-aware and responsible and
- shape a better natural habitat for all biodiversity
Since its formation Rhea Foundation offered humanitarian aid in India, Nepal and Africa. Through our network of coordinators and volunteers we were able to support and fund for the educational needs of orphan girls in Mumbai, India; Distribute adjustable shoes to children of the Maasai territories of Tanzania and to the child Buddhist monks of the Himalayan regions of Nepal as well as providing medicines and financial aid to orphanages, monasteries, rehabilitation centres and to the Elephant Reserve Protection Centre Nepal.Our actions raised awareness through various media outlets and recruited more volunteers who were more than willing to assist our cause in establishing a more selfless reality.
Join our efforts for a better future by assisting our cause
The first step towards the shaping of a better world starts inside all of us from the understanding of a few basic assumptions that our current mind-set fails to offer, namely, that colour, race, religion, ethnicity and socio-economic status are nothing more than superficial ways that modern society conditions us to see and differentiate ourselves.Through this online fundraising we aim to gather the appropriate funds in order to complete our project and offer the opportunities to the upcoming generations of the Maasai tribe.We declare that 100% of any of the funds given will be donated for the construction of the school and every cent raised will be accumulated by the balance statements that will be disclosed at the end of the donation period. We ask you to find it in your hearts to make a small donation on a project that will directly increase a child’s quality of life. Please feel free to donate any amount you see suitable.We will provide updates for our fundraiser and more information through our website and social media outlets on the links you see attached. You can also contact us via emailThank you for your help Socrates Rossides for 'Rhea Foundation'
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