Rafiki Thabo is currently supporting 26 students mostly based in South West Uganda, in the area of Kabale. These students are based in secondary schools, university and teacher training colleges. Kabale is the highest ( 2000m) and coldest town in Uganda and is known as the “Switzerland of Africa” with intricately terraced hills and fjordlike lakes.
Rafiki Thabo works in partnership with a local Headmaster and Reverend, Benon Byruhanga who volunteers for the foundation. As a Teacher and Reverend, Benon is well connected in the area and consults headteachers and staff at local secondary schools and universities to help identify promising students who are struggling to pay fees by encouraging them to apply to Rafiki Thabo. In September 2011 we were very excited to set up a Rafiki Committee to support Rev Benon in managing the increasing work of Rafiki Thabo.
Rafiki Thabo are extremely grateful for all the hard work that Benon does to enable Rafiki to operate at grass roots level.
Rafiki Thabo currently has students at the following institutions:
Kabale Secondary School, Trinity College, Kigezi High School, Creamland High School, St Pauls, Bukinda, Bubarre Secondary School, Rewsassi Secondary School, Kabale Nursery Institute and Kabale University.
In September 2011, Rafiki Thabo commissioned one of their trustees, Susannah Evans and professional photographer Jane Baker to visit the Rafiki students in Uganda. Please go to Uganda September 2011 to find for further information about this adventure!