Kerenza Rannou

Alternant member, STINAPA Bonaire

bromeliad

(Bromelia lasiantha)

Photo credit: © Henkjan Kievit

 

Kerenza was born on the island of Bonaire.  She begun working for STINAPA in 1996 and currently serves as the Accounting Manager.

After studying and working for several years abroad she decided she wanted to return to Bonaire.  As Accounting manager she is responsible for all of the administraive work for the foundation and it’s two parks (Washington Slagbaai National Park and the Marine Park).

Kerenza says “The best thing about my job is that STINAPA is always moving on to a higher professional level and although my work is quite standard I get the opportunity to do different things in the foundation. I also participated in the special police powers training, I got my first aid diploma and I’m going to do a boat-handling course. For me it’s not a must but I do it for fun!

STINAPA is important because our income comes from nature. We live from tourism and STINAPA protects nature in a way so that coming generations will also be capable of enjoying our nature. Sustainable development is very important for the island. I also think that it is very important that STINAPA is educating the children; it’s one of the most valuable contributions STINAPA is giving to the island.”