My Rafiki, is a non-profit organization that, as a friend across borders, designs and implements non-formal education activities to empower and support vulnerable social groups in the developing world, such as children in Africa.
Young people and children are vulnerable social groups, as they face significant barriers to education, health care, protection, opportunities, leisure activities and social and emotional support in general.
Research shows that marginalized young people are more likely to engage in illegal activities, such as organized crime and gangs, as they are severely affected by poverty, hunger, discrimination and violence.
My Rafiki aims to offer these children knowledge and skills that will enable them to grow up with autonomy, dignity, security and more opportunities for a better future for both themselves and their community.
We are committed to cultivating human values such as love and solidarity and to promoting the idea of volunteering and selfless service to man.
My Rafiki was founded in Athens in 2017 in the form of a non-profit company, a symbolic name that means “friend” in Swahili.