We have created a center
mothers with kids
where they will find a safe place,
educational, psychological and legal suport.
Omenaa Mensah, together with her Foundation, has been offering educational support to street children in Ghana and children’s homes in Poland for several years. However, given the dire situation in Ukraine, the Foundation has made the decision to extend its aid to Ukrainian refugees who are seeking refuge in Poland and facing the challenges of adapting to a new country. As a result, the Foundation established the “RiO Edu Centrum,” a support and educational day center in Warsaw. This center aims to assist Ukrainian mothers in starting their professional careers while providing their children with free education.
“My activities primarly revolve around systematic, long-term help. At the onset of the war, Ukrainian refugees received an overwhelming amount of support from the Polish people. Now the time has come to offer our guests from across the eastern border the opportunity for a fresh start. Education has always been, and will continue to be, a significant aspect of my efforts as it empowers individuals to grow and thrive. Hence, the idea of creating RiO Edu Centrum.”
Omenaa Mensah, President of the Omenaa Foundation.
I have the privilege of managing the RiO Edu Center. As an alumnus of the Higher School of Sports, specializing in sports facility management. I have always been passionate about helping children, starting from my early days as a volunteer. Together with my team, we strive to create a warm and welcoming family-like atmosphere for both the children and parents visiting our center. At work, I am known for my ever-present smile and ability to spread positive energy. Outside of work, I enjoy weightlifting, swimming, and indulging in my passion for motorcycles.
After 17 years, Ania decided to leave her corporate job to pursue her passion for helping others professionally. She firmly believes that there is nothing more fulfilling than connecting with new people and exploring the world. Ania’s genuine love for people has proven invaluable in overcoming seemingly impossible projects time and time again.
Magdalena is the Project Manager of the RiO Vibe Center. She holds expertise as a special education teacher and therapist, with a primary focus on identifying children’s needs and providing support for their development. Additionally, she actively promotes psychoeducational knowledge. Magdalena is a passionate advocate of ‘non-violent communication,’ firmly believing that attentive listening and understanding others’ needs are crucial for successful interpersonal communication.
At RiO, my priority is to ensure that our guests feel the incredible energy of the RiO Edu Center right from the moment they step in. I inform mothers about the exciting projects they can participate in and assure them that their children will spend many joyful hours with us. The project itself fuels me with tremendous energy to take action!
At the RiO Edu Center, she is responsible for providing career advisory services. She is a compassionate individual who feels grateful for the opportunity to assist people in this manner. Helping others in their career paths brings her happiness and fulfillment.
I am a philologist of literature and the Ukrainian language. I have a deep passion for my job, as it brings me immense satisfaction and joy. My primary goal is to fulfill educational objectives while promoting the holistic development of the children I work with. I strive to understand and cater to their individual needs and interests. Witnessing the smiles and joy of the children is a constant source of motivation and inspiration in my daily work.
I am a certified teacher with many years of experience working with children. I agree with the words of Mr. Jan Korczak, who believes that “children deserve respect, trust, and friendly relations”. I am grateful that I am with them in RiO Edu Centrum, surrounded by their positive energy and joyous smiles. Continuous creative exploration, self-education, and self-improvement—these are my three principles for the past, present, and future.
I am an experienced educator and the creator of educational programs for children in early primary school age in Ukraine. At RiO Edu Centrum, I serve as the head educator of the “Ocean” group. I have a genuine love for children and enjoy engaging in creative work with them. For several years, I have worked as the head educator at a preschool in Ukraine. My knowledge of the Polish language allows me to help children adapt to life in Poland through artistic activities, education, and enjoyable experiences.
I am a child psychologist at the RiO Edu Center with twelve years of experience working with children and parents. My approach to working with children is rooted in individualized care, taking into consideration the unique needs, skills, and character of each child. My primary focus is to ensure that every child not only understands their own emotions but also comprehends the emotions of others and develops healthy social relationships. Guided by these principles, I strive to shape them into happy and fulfilled adults. I strongly believe that everyone deserves happiness and a positive outlook on life.
I am a highly skilled English language teacher and serve as the head teacher at RiO Edu Centrum. I conduct interactive lessons with children, ensuring they are both enjoyable and versatile, while catering to the unique needs and abilities of each student. I have acquired six years of valuable experience by learning from the best native English speakers in Ukraine. Working with children is not just a job for me; it is my genuine passion, and you will always find me smiling during our sessions.