The Education Program seeks to cultivate minds and hearts that love God, their neighbor, and all that is true, good, and beautiful.
Forty-seven percent of out-of-school children wordwide are from sub-Saharan African countries. For those children that do attend school, there is a near
constant attrition rate that is indicative of poor quality and massive inefficiencies in the education system. The result, from an educational viewpoint,
is that a majority of African children barely receive beyond a fourth grade education.
Recent reports reflect that many children in the 8th grade cannot read second grade material and over half of the children in many of the countries do not
pass national exams. Classrooms are overcrowded in some cases having a hundred children in one classroom with one teacher and no materials.
The need is great – the solution is a new model which Rafiki hopes to provide.
The Education Program seeks to cultivate minds and hearts that love God, their neighbor, and all that is true, good, and beautiful. Each Rafiki Village
includes a registered school from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade for the children who live at the Village and for students from the surrounding
communities. Some of these students are fee-paying and others are on scholarship. All are instructed with the Rafiki School Curriculum—a classical
Christian, curriculum written by the Foundation. Rafiki’s curriculum integrates a biblical worldview into a traditional liberal arts core of arts, letters,
sciences, and mathematics.
The Rafiki Bible Study, a comprehensive study of the Bible, is an essential part of the curriculum. Written for the people of Africa and the missionaries that serve them, the Rafiki Bible Study is a thirteen year survey of the Bible with levels ranging from preschool to adult. Together, the
Rafiki School Curriculum and the Rafiki Bible Study train the children to think, live, and lead others from a biblical worldview. It is our hope that they
will become Christian leaders in politics, education, business, science, and the arts as well as within their homes, churches, and communities.
A worldview is the lens through which we view the world. It is the mental grid or the frame of reference we use to make sense of our world. A biblical
worldview is a set of beliefs formed in a person’s mind by what the Bible teaches about God, creation, humankind, moral order, and humanity’s purpose. When
we have a biblical worldview, our spiritual and mental eyes look at the world around us as God looks at it.
The completion of the education cycle and the reception of a quality education experience are key elements for long-term poverty reduction and for the enhancement of quality in a child’s life. Our schools provide that opportunity to not only the children living at the Rafiki Villages but also to orphans and vulnerable children from the surrounding community. Please consider supporting the Education Program by donating to the Rafiki Scholarship Fund.
Donations to the fund provide textbooks, school uniforms, meals, and educational supplies for the Village and community students. In addition, these funds will provide college tuition for Rafiki students who qualify. Donate to Rafiki's Scholarship Fund.
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