WE ARE RAFIKIS

WE Are Rafikis

In Swahili, Rafiki = Friend.

Being a friend to the world means making sure everyone gets the opportunity to lead the life they want. Fundraise by selling handmade Rafiki Bracelets to help Kenyan artisans earn money for their families, send their children to school and take charge of their future. For every Rafiki Bracelet you sell, five dollars goes toward your WE Villages fundraising project.

Every Rafiki Bracelet makes an impact in three ways: it helps the artisan who made it earn a living and save for the future; it provides clean water or school supplies to a member of a developing community; and it allows you to fundraise for a cause you care about.



Here’s How to Run Your Campaign

Investigate and Learn

Check out the videos provided to learn more about the artisans who make Rafiki Bracelets and the impact each bracelet makes in developing communities around the world.

Action Plan

Get a sample Rafiki Bracelet to show your classmates and take pre-orders at your school. Discuss how much you would like to charge for each bracelet and how you will spread awareness about the campaign.

Take Action

Now that you have your pre-orders, total up how many Rafiki Bracelets you will need and place your order online, or print and mail the WE Are Rafikis order form. Decide whether you will deliver the bracelets or organize a pick-up during pre-scheduled times.

Report and Celebrate

Sit down with your group to reflect and discuss the impacts you’ve made. Share the success of your WE Are Rafikis campaign by posting photos to social media using #wearerafikis.

RECORD AND REFLECT

Using the Student Yearbook, students will record their progress and their reflections for each of the four steps above.

Campaign Resources


Campaign Guide
Campaign Guide
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Creative Resource
Creative Resource
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Infographic
Infographic
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Poster
Poster
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Lesson Plans

Campaign Lesson Plans

This educational resource helps students learn how social entrepreneurship applies business strategies to help solve social issues.

Teacher’s Corner

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Check out our issue backgrounders to learn how local and global issues affect the lives of people in our communities and around the world. Bring the issues to life in your classroom with a library of resources to engage your students in learning about local and global issues.

Take More Action

Hooked on taking action? The WE Schools program has a yearlong calendar of campaigns for taking action on all kinds of local and global issues.