Rafiki Bakery growing rapidly

The Rafiki Bakery has seen rapid growth recently. Together with provision for enough bread for our kids, the bakery products have now gone to local sconesmarket. Our products are now competing with other prominent companies in mini-stores and supermarkets. The team designed a new brand label which is attracting more consumers.

All plans are in place to have a variety of products. We are also intensifying marketing strategies to reach as many consumers as possible. This project has been completely subsidized the bread budget in our institution. Thanks to all who made this project possible.

April 2016 Rafiki Update

  • By Dr. Terry Davis

It didn’t seem quite right to be at Rafiki without John Nganga, the founder and CEO of Rafiki whose original vision and constant “pressing on” for 18 years has Rafiki photo 1been the underpinning of the entire project. However, we are so grateful that
his health is holding up with the help of a skillful medical team, a dedicated wife and family, and the Grace of God. God willing, John is currently planning a return to Rafiki this summer. For this trip, John’s cousin Eston Kihara had been here for several days when I arrived, and represented John for the many events we had packed into a few days. Eston has just become a member of the US Rafiki Board.

Click here to download and read Dr. Davis’ full report.

Sneak peek during choir practice

During Dr. Davis’ early March visit to Rafiki Children’s Center, he was able to capture a sneak peek of the Rafiki children during choir practice.

Rafiki orchestra is formed

The Rafiki Orchestra is in its birthing process. Thank God for faithful friends, Sara Burley from St. Benedict’s Church, Plantation, Florida and Jesse Henry from Columbus, Ohio for the wonderful gifts of the musical instruments to the Rafiki kids in the John & Joyce Edmondson School of Music. Special appreciation goes out to the Short North Rotary Club of Columbus, Ohio for the dedication and commitment towards the funding of this glorious music project that continues to blossom and grow. The sky is the limit. Shalom.Rafiki Orchestra

Shopping trip to Bata Shoe Factory

Today was a day of celebration as the 75 kids of Rafiki Children’s Center were taken to Bata Shoes Factory to shop for late Christmas gifts from our friends, Sarah Hambley, from Columbus, OH, Rev. Marian Cavagnaro, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Rev. E. Flemister, Tampa, FL and Lauren Flemister, St. Auburn, WA. Also, in addition to a pair of shoes, every child received a pair of socks. The balance of the gifted money took care of other needs at the Center. Thank you friends for your generous gifts.
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Rafiki Tailoring School to open in March

The Rafiki Tailoring School is made possible by grants from the Diocese of Southern Ohio. Plans are underway to start admitting students in March 2016. Proud of our hard working staff led by Ruth, a Rafiki graduate, and Esther. Please pray for this project to grow and impact so many kids all for the honor and glory of God. Plans to start taking orders online soon.
Tailoring School

End of year educational trip

Rafiki Academy pupils and teachers took an end of year field trip to the game park in Nyahururu. Thanks to Rafiki drivers Ndungu and Kairie for their careful driving. John Kiarie is one of the Rafiki beneficiaries. The kids look forward to this trip every year. Thanks Rafiki sponsors and parents of the community kids for making this happen. Thank God we did not have to rent a bus, the Lord has provided using Friends of Rafiki in the USA. Join us in prayers as we trust God for another larger bus. The Academy continues to grow and with excellent academic results from 2015 pupils, we anticipate more students coming this year.
Game Park Collage

KCPE results: Rafiki students excel

The first candidates from the Rafiki Academy have done very well. Our top student got 344 marks out of 500. These are very high marks and we thank God for all the teachers and the supporting cast for all the hard work under the Head Teacher Barnard and all the board members. Watch out 2016, we are coming. Congratulations!

KCPE Photo

 

Rafiki artists create first pieces

These are the first products from Rafiki Taylor School of Art. We thank God for the talents of these kids. We thank Mrs. Taylor for this wonderful gift.

Art School

Work Continues on the Clinic

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It’s been a very busy summer at the Rafiki Children’s Center. Construction work continues on the clinic where the second floor is being completed. Upon completion, this area will be temporarily used for classrooms for the Rafiki Academy. See our progress in the photos below.


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