Help the voices of Africa be heard in the streets of Chippy
Chippy is proud to help the disadvantaged youngsters of Kenya, Uganda and Lesotho complete their secondary and university educations through the amazing Rafiki Thabo Foundation.
Based in Kingham, this dynamic charity has won the hearts of local people through its dedication to providing education, school lunches and new social infrastructure in these three under-resourced African countries.
Other Chippy eateries are chipping in with the Rafiki Sandwich program, whereby the café, restaurant or pub involved encourages customers to pay an extra 35p for their meal or sandwich – the cost of a school lunch for Rafiki’s African students.
So far, ECN is proud to have signed up the Old Mill Coffee House & Bistro, Delicacy Deli and Express Kebab Pizza as regular Rafiki Sandwich contributors. Chippy eateries have already funded more than 1000 Rafiki lunches.
Let the faces of Africa be seen in the streets of Chippy
We’d love to start connecting with Rafiki’s young students in a new way.
ECN is working with Janet Hayes, Churchill mum and Rafiki Thabo authority, on special, interactive ways to engage with the many resourceful and inventive young people who benefit from Rafiki programs in Africa.
SOCIAL MEDIA. As you can see, sporadic internet access hasn’t stopped George and Stephen from pitching in with Chippy’s #GBHighSt campaign. We’re hoping to start new conversations in the future, giving Rafiki students a true presence in the cooler climes of Chipping Norton.
SCHOOLS. As part of ECN’s increased involvement with local schools, we hope to connect Chippy schoolchildren with their fellow African students, so increasing awareness of the unique challenges and struggles they face every day to complete their education.
AFRICAN CRAFT & GIFTS. We want people to know about the beautiful Kenyan bags, batik and jewellery available through the Rafiki Thabo online shop.
This includes a range of crafts donated by Nicholas, one of the Rafiki students determined to give something back to the charity which helped him.
There’s a poignant story behind these products. Nicholas initially saved money to invest in a clothes business. Making a small profit, he bought some unprocessed honey which he processed and sold for a profit. He used this money to buy the donated crafts from parents of children with cerebral palsy, who made them to raise money for their families.