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A STATEMENT FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Elias was found abandoned in the streets when he was about three years old. He didn’t know his name or age. He could barely speak. The local authorities couldn’t find a children’s home that would take him in, so he stayed in a jail cell
This past May, the children at Rapha Community Center participated in the annual "How to Draw a Lion" art class, led by Brooklyn-based artist, John Platt. This is a dynamic program that teaches children from schools and children's home in Africa about the magic of art. Students learn how to paint and by the
I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Next Phase Campaign. Our goal of $100,000 was ambitious and we knew achieving that would be difficult. However, the urgency of the work we must do prompted us to aim high. While we we were not as successful as we had hoped, to date
The new school year is underway at Rapha Secondary School. We are excited to welcome a new class of Form 1 students who are ready to embrace all of the opportunities we provide to grow and learn. Our entire community is excited to be part of their journey over the next four years. As we welcome
When I returned from Kenya this past summer, I felt a sense of accomplishment unlike any of my other trips. Life was different at Rapha Community Center. I saw progress everywhere I looked. Our children drink clean water now. They eat fresh vegetables and fruits from our own farm. They are thriving because the well
Please join us for an art auction and party featuring paintings created by the children at Rapha Community Center in Kenya through the art education program How to Draw a Lion. Friday, November 16, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm The Adelphi Hotel, 365 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866 There will be a silent auction, music,
Patrick(left) and Ezekiel(right) are officially the first students from Rapha Secondary School headed to University this August! Patrick will be pursuing a degree in tourism and hotel management. Ezekiel will be pursuing a degree in business. We are so proud of their accomplishments and know that the future is bright for both of them. We