A Testimony: Implementing Classical Christian Education Internationally

Thursday, June 25 | 2:30-3:15pm

  • International

Tune in to a discussion on how the Rafiki Foundation has brought classical Christian education to ten African countries and more than 3,000 students and teachers. Learn from their experience and about unique opportunities for you to get involved!

Karen Elliott

Executive Director
Rafiki Foundation

Karen has served with the Rafiki Foundation since 1990, including twelve years on the mission field, most of that time in Jos, Nigeria. Upon returning to the U.S., she became the Director of Africa Operations for the Rafiki Home Office and was responsible for managing the ChildCare and Education Programs. She served at the Home Office for ten years before being named Rafiki's Executive Director in January of 2012. Karen was born in Houston, Texas and prior to joining Rafiki, she was in commercial banking in Houston, TX where she maintained multimillion-dollar loan portfolios for small businesses and managed the bank's credit division. She holds a BBA degree in finance/accounting from Southern Methodist University (and also a music minor), and earned her Masters degree in education from University of Texas at Arlington. Karen is a member of St. Andrews Chapel in Sanford, FL and was for many years a teaching leader for Bible Study Fellowship while in Texas and in Africa. Karen views herself as simply a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ who desires to help others come to know God and become lifelong disciples of him and learners of all he has created.

Erica Robertson

Erica Robertson has worked with the Rafiki Foundation since 2010. She currently serves as Childcare and Schools Manager at the Rafiki Home Office in Florida, and spent eight years on the mission field as a headmaster of the Rafiki Schools in Rwanda and Nigeria. Erica earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Virginia Tech.

Kelly Fore

Kelly Fore earned her bachelor’s in elementary education from the University of South Florida and a master’s in educational leadership from Covenant College. She has served as an educator and headmaster in Africa with the Rafiki Foundation since 2011. Kelly is currently completing a master’s in Christian and classical studies while serving as the headmaster for the Rafiki Classical Christian School in Uganda.