The Rafiki Foundation, a Florida-based organization dedicated to “training Africans to transform Africa for Christ,” has built 10 villages across Africa over the last 30 years, including classical teacher training colleges, classical Christian schools, and orphanages. According to founder Karen Elliott, the Rafiki Foundation’s work is “the broadest attempt at liberal arts implementation in the history of the continent.”
The Rafiki Foundation is not alone in its endeavor. Africa Bright Future Ministries, a Rwandan organization likewise dedicated to offering classical Christian education, built an elementary school in Nygatare, Rwanda, with plans to build a secondary school.
Both movements subvert the vocational emphasis that dominates African education, and differ from all other Western educational efforts to help elevate the continent’s socio-economic status.
Read here for a Rafiki administrator’s firsthand account of the progress.
Read further about Rafiki here.