Meet Rafiki Lion! The lion who will fund a school!
Rafiki Lion is our first collaboration with Rafiki Mwema. When you purchase Rafiki Lion we will donate directly to Rafiki Mwema and help them build their new school.
This is a special project that is dear to our hearts; assisting the rehabilitation of children in Kenya.
We have a special friend Sarah Rosborg (Artist) who has self started Kenyan charity Rafiki Mwema
with Ann-Marie Tipper (Child Psychologist).
For years, they have tirelessly campaigned and fundraised for the children and even rescued them on the ground in Kenya!
They are inspirational people and O.B. Designs wanted to do something meaningful to help that wasn't just sending a cheque every month (we've been sponsors for years) so we got together and custom designed a Toy Lion named Rafiki.
The idea was that Rafiki Wmema (Swahili for "Loyal Friend") needed a Mascot and a Lion soft toy perfect!
In Kenya, a Lion is a symbol of Power and Pride and is on their coat of arms. When the kids come to Rafiki the are broken and it is Sarah and Anne-Marie's mission to be a Loyal Friend and give them their power and pride back through love and education.
The attached image is one of the kids at "Kings and Queens Castle" with Rafiki (meaning Friend in Swahili) . They were VERY excited to see a toy created just for them and its a LION! We hope this is going to give them the strength they need and they can feel the love in the softness of this beautiful lion made just for them!