Bonfaremo is an organization that was founded in 2011 to support educational institutions in Africa, aid financially dependent students and build new schools where they are most needed. In Esperanto, the language originally developed to simplify communication on earth, Bonfaremo means charity.
In large parts of the Africa there is a tangible lack of money and opportunity to provide even the most basic education for the children. However, education is often the only way to escape poverty, as it stimulates creativity, productivity and proactivity, and leads the way towards a better future.
Bonfaremo was founded to give more students in Africa the chance to a brighter future by providing them with a basis of education. We support selected educational institutions in Kenya and Tanzania, find sponsors for financially dependent students and build new schools where they are most needed.
Opened in Kisangara in 2004, Msafiri English Medium School is an extraordinary African boarding school. As is common in boarding schools, students live, eat and sleep communally and spend their weekends at school, but the dedication and effort of the dean and the educational staff is highly out of the ordinary.
The Pemaca Education Centre in Kenya (Loitokitok) is Peterson Nyaga’s vision of a school that offers orphans and children from poor families a positive future. Education is the path to prosperity, knowledge and wisdom.
The ‘Malage Workshop & Vocational Training Centre’ in Kisangara is an institution that provides vocational education to young men and women. Many people in Tanzania miss out on secondary or higher education because they cannot afford it. As, the chances of finding a good job with no training are close to non-existent, Malage offers its students perspective and motivation.
Bonfaremo has three major objectives:
The executive board of Bonfaremo is currently composed of: