To create and instill within our community, the local community as well as the larger African diasporic community, a sense of personal commitment and pride that will serve as the foundation for academic excellence, service, and self-determination. The fundamental principle in our system of beliefs is rendered in the Zulu word, Simunye, which means, “We Are One!” As this mission is primarily an educational one, we hope that through a partnership consisting of students, parents, teachers, administrators, members of the entire African Diasporic community to ensure that every child we aid and assist has the opportunity and the responsibility to preserve and pass on the culture and to inherit the future.
Simunye (of South Florida), is a non-profit organization whose members have been traveling throughout the African diaspora for several years. We have contributed to the lives of students and educators through our donations of educational supplies, and in turn have enriched our lives through a better understanding of the culture, history and the geography of the countries we visit.
Simunye members are a diverse group of people who are interested in “travel with a purpose”. Members meet monthly, either for a business meeting or a social gathering. Simunye members pay monthly dues.
Simunye is a non-profit organization with a 501 (c) (3) status. Any donations to Simunye are tax deductible. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the time and date of our next meeting.
Dr. Morris Johnson of Miami, Florida traveled to South Africa in 1995 to complete his field research in the African Orthodox Church. He was horrified by the conditions which existed in the schools for blacks and “coloreds”. “The schools were cold, drab and ugly places with little technical support or supplies to stimulate educational development.” After returning to the U.S.A, Dr. Johnson did not let the images in his memory fade and he began to seek support for his vision of helping needy students. The idea was conceived without trumpets or fanfare. By 1997 supplies had been delivered to schools in Haiti, Jamaica, and Trinidad. Between 1997 and 1998 the name Simunye, a Zulu word, meaning “we are one” was adopted.