About Rafiki Ya Maisha

Rafiki Ya Maisha, meaning Friends for Life in Swahili, is a Franco-Kenyan nonprofit organization that aims to provide training and education to the youth in rural Kenya, in order to reduce unemployment, strife and poverty in the region. Thank you for visiting Rafiki Ya Maisha’s website!

Who We Are

Rafiki Ya Maisha, meaning Friends for Life in Swahili, is a Franco-Kenyan nonprofit organization that aims to provide training and education to the youth in rural Kenya, in order to reduce unemployment, strife and poverty in the region. Thank you for visiting Rafiki Ya Maisha’s website!

Where We Are

We are now in 2 locations : Chepkanga and Koshin.
As the crow flies, they are 2 km away from each other.

Student Rafiki ya Maisha

$ 100 €

Provides:

living expenses
for 1 semester 1 girl

 

What We Do

The schools offer a 1-year degree program and a 2-year diploma programs.
The Sergoek vocational training center (vtc) is a center of excellence for Food and Beverage Technology.
The Koshin Technical Training Insittute (KTTI) is a center recognized for it’s flagship course in Electricity and Electronics.
Both schools are equipped with workshops, a library, a theater, classrooms, computers and boarding facilities.
Graduates can find jobs or start their own businesses.

Empowerment

Through its actions, Rafiki Ya Maisha aims at empowering the community as a whole, for a more promising future.
Because some groups are more fragile than others, Rafiki Ya Maisha also chooses to cater some of its activities to target sub-groups within the community, and in particular women and youth.

Get Involved

If you wish to get involved, there are many ways to do so. Rafiki Ya Maisha loves:

Volunteers, interns, ambassadors, partners, members and of course donations.

TESTIMONIALS

There is no better way to learn about Rafiki Ya Maisha’s work than to hear from its beneficiaries: Teachers, Students, Elders.

Teachers

Students

Elders

A Student Testimony

We received advanced electronic sewing machines from Rafiki Ya Maisha, which were faster and more effective and I am glad that later on I shall be able to be employed in a big factory because I have the knowledge in using these machines which are also used there. I thank God for Rafiki Ya Maisha and their donations in helping me empower myself to be able to compete with others in life.” 

Judith Kiprob, 19 years old

Your generosity

More funding, volunteering, and skill-based sponsorship is necessary to erect the full-sized building, but we have faith that we will achieve our goals.

Ribbon cutting of Cyber Café in Chepkanga

Rafiki Ya Maisha is a non-profit organization registered in France (Association Loi 1901) and based in Paris. We operate through a sister organization, Rafiki Ya Maisha (Community Based Organization) in Eldoret, Kenya.

Residents of the European Union benefit from tax deductibility when making a donation.
Residents of the USA benefit from tax deductibility when they donate through our page on the GlobalGiving website. 

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