CLUB RAFIKI (CR) is a non-political, non-religious, non-governmental, not-for-profit, autonomous network of young peoples organizations and as such, a platform for collaboration, cooperation, joint action and collective endeavor between children and youth organizations in Rwanda.


CR was created in 1974 by the Congregation of Dominican Fathers in Kigali city Rwanda.

In 1976 Club Rafiki settled down on a piece of land granted by the Rwandan government and in the course of the same year, the library, hall and subsidiary buildings were established. A basketball and volleyball playgrounds were established, while other construction followed in 1980 and 1986.

CR was given its not-for-profit status in 1978. Tragically in 1994 most of the facilities were looted and demolished during the  Rwandan Genocide.

Visit of H.E Paul Kagame at CLUB RAFIKI

Envisaging structure of overall CLUB RAFIKI Program
Envisaging structure of overall CLUB RAFIKI


One thought on “History”

  1. thank you steve w. for unforgettable work for your generation throught Club Rafiki Youth Center, when I Watching this short documentary movies, I take a time for thanking You and your family for your contribution in youth promotion way!!!Thanks again stay with us longtime.

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