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"Rafiki" means "friend" in Swahili. This captures the vision and purpose of the Foundation—to befriend orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27).

To accomplish this mission, Rafiki established Training Villages within ten African countries. These Villages provide orphan care, Bible study, classical Christian education, and teacher training through Rafiki’s five programs: ChildCare, Education, Rafiki Bible Study, Advanced Learning, and Widows.

To learn more about Christian missions, African child sponsorship, how we are helping AIDS orphans in Africa, or just the Rafiki Foundation in general, please (click here).