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 05: What Does a Kenyan Pastor Think of CCE?
In this episode Karen speaks with Reverend Ken Mbugua, a Reformed Baptist pastor in Kenya. Rev. Mbugua has written articles for Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian discipleship organization, and spoke at their national conference in 2021. Karen and Rev. Mbugua discuss the values of a classical, Christian education and the positive effect it can have in Africa.
Episode 04: What do Kenyan Teachers Think of CCE?
In this episode Karen talks with Loise and Ann, who are Kenyan teachers at the Rafiki Classical Christian School in Kenya. Loise teaches kindergarten and Ann teaches logic, algebra, and geometry. This conversation explores the relevance and application of classical Christian education from teachers' perspectives.
Episode 03: Why Should We Be Working in Africa?
In this episode Karen will be answering the question of why missions like The Rafiki Foundation are necessary in Africa.
Episode 02: What Does Athens Have to Do with Africa?
In this episode Karen will be analyzing the importance of a Western civilization education in Africa.
Episode 01: Why Classical Christian Education is Right for Africa
In this inaugural episode, Karen Elliott introduces herself and the organization she serves, The Rafiki Foundation, as she explains why a classical Christian education is needed in Africa.