Rowena Facee Schaeffer
Rowena is a communication advisor and a volunteer chimpanzee caretaker based in The Netherlands. She came to Tacugama in 2018 for the first time and has been helping us ever since – in the center and from home – with communication advice for social media and online fundraising,. For the last two years Rowena has been coordinating two successful Great Ape Giving Day Campaigns together with the Tacugama Team. In the coming years she will be involved in our Loma Chimp Survival Projects. Rowena is also connected to Sander de Kramer’s Sunday foundation. This Dutch foundation has built 28 schools since 2007 in Sierra Leone for children who used to work in the mines as child slaves, orphans, children of widows, disabled children and children of disabled parents. For his outstanding efforts, he not only became an official Chief in Sierra Leone, he also won the 2020 prestigious President Franklin D. Roosevelt “Four Freedoms Award”. Rowena is delighted that since 2020 there is a warm collaboration developing between Tacugama and The Sunday Foundation.