“Rafiki” means friend in Swahili and depicts the purpose of the Foundation—to befriend orphans and widows in their distress (James 1:27).
The mission of The Rafiki Foundation is to train Africans to transform Africa for Christ. To accomplish this mission, Rafiki has established ten Rafiki Training Villages within ten African countries. Each village has a children’s home for orphans, a Pre-K through 12th-grade Christian classical school for the orphans and children in poverty from the community, a teachers’ college, daily Bible studies, and a farm.
Covenant has partnered with Rafiki in bringing classic literature to children through our book drives and Talent Show donations.
After getting a glimpse inside and observing what was happening at this school, I knew that we needed to find a way for our child to attend. Students were eager to learn. Teachers were enthusiastic and gently shepherded these tender hearts. The halls were filled with a sense of peace and loveliness contrasted with the chaotic world outside the school walls. Classical music and hymns, joy-filled recitations, and respectful dialogue were the sounds I encountered at the school. We longed for this type of environment for our daughters and were blessed to find it at Covenant Classical School.
After sending our child to Covenant, classical and Christian schooling became not just a model of education for us but a way of life, helping us to better understand and appreciate the cohesiveness of history, literature, the arts, and the sciences. The world began to take new shape for our family as each piece fell into place – reflecting the beauty, the order and the logic of our Creator.
Nothing quite compares to the unique community and education our daughter received during her time at Covenant. Simply put, Covenant is a rare gem.