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SAVE THE DATE: Music in the Round

Music in the Round

March 7, 2020
6-10:30 pm

The Vault | 35 E. Gay Street

Tickets go on sale February 2nd!

Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Rafiki Children’s Center School of Music.

For upcoming information visit the Short North Rotary website.


8th Annual Walkathon

On August 3, 2013, the Rafiki children took to the streets for the Rafiki AIDS Ministry 8th Annual Walkathon. They were joined by visitors from the United States (including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania), the Rotary Club of Kikuyu, and many other surrounding community organizations and supporters. Despite the cold and rain, so many people turned out to raise funds for this most worthy cause. Bishop Nathan and other pastors did a great job of leading the dedications and all the prayers of thanksgiving. Three hundred ninety (390) trees were planted on that day.


Rafiki orphanage and friends lead the Walkathon













Rafiki kids and guests gather before the Walkathon

Rafiki kids and guests gather before the Walkathon

2014 Marafiki Calendar

God Willing

January 14, 2014 Marafiki board meeting, Florida
February 20 – March 12, 2014 Kenya Winter Trip
April 5, 2014 Marafiki board meeting, Columbus, OH
April 6, 2014 First Community Church Fundraiser, Columbus, OH
July 29 – August 8, 2014 Kenya Mission Trip
August 2, 2014 Service of thanksgiving: Partnership between Marafiki, First Community Church and Rotary International
September 6, 2014 Dr. Terry & Barbara Davis Marafiki Golf Tournament, Foxfire Golf Club, Lockbourne, OH
December 13, 2014 Rafiki Children’s Center Christmas Dinner

Have a blessed Christmas and a Prosperous 2015!

Marafiki Golf Tournament

Proceeds benefit Rafiki Education for HIV/AIDS orphans in Kenya.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Fox Fire Golf Club
10799 State Route 104
Lockbourne, OH 43137

Shotgun Start – 7:30 am
4 person, 18-hole scramble format
$100 person/$400 foursome


Spaghetti Dinner

Raffle Prizes
Longest Putt/Longest Drive/Closest to the Pin
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Trophies
Mulligans available
Low Gross & Low Net Awards

You can register by downloading the form here:
Registration Form

Sponsorship Packages

Platinum Tournament Sponsor  $1,000
Gold Tournament Sponsor  $500
Silver Tournament Sponsor $200
Hole Sponsor $100

For more information and to sign up as a tournament sponsor, download the form here:
Sponsorship Form

Make checks payable to:

Marafiki Global AIDS Ministry, PO Box 4074, Dublin, OH 43016

For questions or to register, contact Patti Chapman at (614) 764-3677.




Save the Date: 2013 Golf Tournament

Saturday, July 13, 2013 = Shotgun Start – 7:30 am
Fox Fire Golf Club
10799 State Route 104
Lockbourne, OH 43137
(614) 224-3694 | (740) 983-2801

4 person, 18-hole scramble format

Proceeds benefit the Marafiki Education Fund.

Check back in spring 2013 for more details. For questions contact Patti Chapman at (614) 764-3677.


Community Support: Walkathon

Young africans walk through town to benefit the mission

One measure of a really successful and sustainable project is the level of local community support. There was no doubt about that support as we witnessed when the Walkathon took place on Saturday morning. A march from the Wida motel, through the town of Nderi, to the Rafiki campus was a magnificent event. Led by the Salvation Army band, and preceded by warm ups for the crowd by a local fitness guru, the march ended with a Harambe which raised over $10,000 for Rafiki. The Nairobi North Rotary Club, our steadfast supporters in this effort, and President Evans was present and leading on Saturday as he was on Friday.

Muziki Meets Rafiki

In March 2012, a group of Rotarians from the Capitol Square Rotary Club in Columbus and musicians from Columbus, OH, organized by Kirk Horn, and headlining Jesse Henry and Eric Nassau, made the trek to Rafiki to share the gift of music. Bringing with them the proceeds from the wildly successful “Music in the Round” fundraiser for Rafiki in Columbus, the group arrived at Rafiki ready to get to work.

They spent time with the kids on the Rafiki campus, writing songs with them, and rehearsing with the Upendo Choir from Tanzania. It all came together with a collaborative performance at Rafiki on Saturday, March 10, 2012 and at the Wida Motel auditorium the next day. Both performances were to “packed houses” and could not have been more fun for the performers and the audiences, as well. Dancing and clapping were the norm.

All proceeds from the performances benefited the future John & Joyce Edmondson School of Music at Rafiki. A Department of Music at Rafiki Academy has been started, providing for a teacher as well as various musical instruments.

Here are some scenes from the Saturday show at Rafiki.

At the Wida Motel the next day many local musicians from the area, organized by Peris Ndungu, joined the Upendo choir, the Rafiki kids, Eric Nassau and Jessie Henry from Columbus. Together they rocked the house!

But it wasn’t all rehearsal and performance. There was plenty of time to hang out and get to know the wonderful Rafiki kids. A bonfire on Friday night was used to show the kids how to roast marshmallows.