The Rafiki Thabo Foundation is a small charity operating primarily in the Taita-Taveta region of Kenya, the Teyateyaneng area of Lesotho and the Kabale region of South West Uganda. Learn more about where we work.
Our mission is to support individuals and their communities in Africa through education.
Our vision is that young people will be empowered through education to fulfill their potential and initiate positive change in their communities.
The Rafiki Thabo Foundation is a partnership charity with a focus on local communities and personal contacts. In light of this, the charity was named ‘Rafiki Thabo’ meaning friendship and happiness in Swahili. All projects are initiated and managed by experienced members of the communities in Africa. We have had direct and personal contacts with all the communities we work with since 2000. As a result of these trusted personal contacts, we know exactly where the money we raise is spent and which projects are directly benefiting. This level of contact ensures that every penny donated to the Rafiki Thabo Foundation is spent effectively.