Who We Are
What We Do
Click above to watch a video clip about Rafiki Ya Maisha, to listen to Elizabeth Tunoi, one of the Presidents, and to learn more about our work.
We are building a Polytechnic school offering a degree program, workshops, a library, a theater, classrooms, computers and boarding facilities for 130 students. Graduates can start their own businesses or develop a career.
Watch the video on YouTube
Where We Operate
Who are we?
Rafiki Ya Maisha is a non-profit charity operating in Kenya, Africa providing education and training to the ‘lost’ youth in rural Kenya – those whose families cannot afford further education for their children. Your donations will help this cause – no sum is too small and every cent makes a difference in the lives of these kids. Each time you donate, you support student education in Catering & Food Technology, Fashion Design, Information Technology, Electric & Electronic Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Hairdressing. With these newly gained skills, young adults in the region are empowered to enter the workforce, and contribute to the economy and sustainability of their country.
What do we do?
Currently, we are in the process of building a sustainable Polytechnic school for the region. Rafiki Ya Maisha’s charity education efforts are endorsed by the government in Kenya, who has provided land for the school, and by the local community, who has mobilized itself to provide greater opportunities to its youth. With our continued joint efforts, the Polytechnic school will become a landmark in rural Kenya, and in Africa as a whole. We are mobilizing to raise $50,000 to build a school that will house 130 students and offer 8 workshops. Until then, students will be working in temporary classrooms and using donated equipment.
A student’s testimony: