The Rafiki Thabo Foundation provides grants to promising students to enable them to continue their education at secondary, polytechnic and university levels where otherwise they would be unable to afford the fees. This is not child sponsorship – all students supported by Rafiki Thabo have already qualified
for their further education by their own merits. We simply provide financial assistance to enable them to continue.
We offer financial assistance to families beset by medical costs; families that would otherwise have to choose between health care or other essentials such as food and education. As medical expenses often arise with little or no warning, it is only by merit of having direct and personal contacts that the Rafiki Thabo can respond immediately in order to help alleviate further suffering amongst those families afflicted.
The Rafiki Thabo Foundation provides financial assistance to start-up community projects and initiatives that will provide employment, training and other sustainable economic developments in rural and poorer areas. One major project we support in Lesotho is the construction of a secondary school in a remote area to enable local students to continue their studies beyond primary. The community of Ha Fusi had already drawn up the plans, bought the school site and fenced the compound but then funds ran short. Since 2006, Rafiki Thabo has been pleased to contribute financially and happily, Ha Fusi secondary school continues to develop.