Technical Education for Kenya's lost youth
We build schools to reduce unemployment
Rafiki Ya Maisah, 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.
Rafiki Ya Maisha is a work of partnership and solidarity between France and Kenya. It was created in 2004 by two long-time friends, Claire Mathijsen Roth (France) and Elizabeth Tunoi (Kenya), who saw the need for education for Kenya’s ‘lost’ youth.
We built 2 higher learning vocational training schools, which became landmark schools in the region. The education enables young adults to provide for their families at large and improve the community.