The Rafiki Thabo Foundation only supports people and projects in communities where there is an established personal link. In each country that we work in, there is a local representative who volunteers for Rafiki Thabo. They are the link between the trustees and the local community. It is through them that application forms are distributed. This system ensures that our funds support those people and projects that are known locally to be the most deserving rather than relying on an outsider’s perception. It also means that our money doesn’t go astray or get used up in middle management. Many of the trustees have lived in Africa as guests of the communities in which Rafiki Thabo now works – see our history page for details!
Examples of existing projects and activities
- Taita-Taveta, Kenya:Rafiki Thabo support young people at secondary school, paying all school fees thus enabling them to continue their education.
- Teyateyaneng, Lesotho:Rafiki Thabo supported the construction
of a new secondary school at Ha Fusi and now continue to contribute to its development.