Karen Elliott is the executive director of the Rafiki Foundation. Karen travels to Africa several times a year and oversees the work of the Rafiki Foundation which, through its 10 Rafiki Villages, is working toward bringing Bible study and classical Christian education to a thousand schools in Africa and beyond in the next decade. Karen believes classical Christian education should go global starting with some of the most marginalized children in the world – Africa. This podcast seeks to answer – “What does Athens have to do with Africa?” and much more.
Episode 14: The Student Experience at Rafiki
In this episode, Karen speaks with a Rafiki alumnus about her experience at the Rafiki school and what she has done since graduating.
Episode 13: The Experiences of Missionaries in the Rafiki Foundation
In this episode, Karen is joined by two missionaries who serve one of the Rafiki Foundation's schools in Uganda. David and Michelle Graves, a couple that upended their lives to serve Rafiki's mission, share their story about how they came to Rafiki, what the experience has been like in Uganda, and what the Rafiki school is like.
Episode 12: Do African Teachers Think CCE Works?
In this episode Karen speaks with a teacher at the Rafiki School in Kenya who started with Rafiki as a day student. They discuss how Rafiki’s classical Christian education is changing the lives of young people in Africa.
Episode 11: A History of Samuel Ajayi Crowther
In this episode Karen explores the history of the first African bishop of the Anglican church, Samuel Ajayi Crowther, and describes his significance in CCE.
Episode 10: How CCE Influenced James "Africanus" Horton
In this episode, Karen describes a 19th century intellectual leader, James 'Africanus' Beale Horton, who was greatly influenced by CCE.
Episode 09: The Athens of West Africa
In this episode, Karen explores the history of classical Christian schools in Africa and how the need for such schools has developed over time.
Well done Karen