Struggles and Triumphs of Classical Christian Education in Africa

This patio discussion will give the audience an authentic look at the challenges and victories that come with teaching CCE in Africa. Each speaker represents a different African country, culture, and educational system. What keeps them on one accord is their impeccable devotion to furthering the Gospel through sharing CCE with their students, staff, and communities.

Palang Musa

Palang Musa has served as the Early Childhood Head Teacher of the Rafiki Foundation, Nigeria since 2017. She received her Bachelor's in Industrial Design and is currently completing her certification in the Rafiki Institute for Classical Education (RICE). Additionally, she teaches Kindergarten at helps with integrating classical pedagogy in the Lower Primary school. She has seen the change in her students who started with secular learning and watched them blossom into "reflections of God's truth, beauty, and goodness".

Emmanuel Mwakitalo

Emmanuel Mwakitalo joined the Rafiki Foundation in 2015. In 2017 he was promoted to be Head Teacher of the Junior Secondary school and a year later the Senior Secondary school. Emmanuel was able to attend the first classical Christian conference in Kenya and it completely changed his view of education. Emmanuel is married with a beautiful little girl.

Jihan Kibaya

Jihan Kibaya is a Kenyan national with a hospitality degree from United States International University (USIU) Africa, and an ongoing student in Rafiki Institute of Classical Education (RICE). She currently serves in Kenya as the Assistant to the RICE Dean and is part of the training and sales team that works to make the Rafiki Curriculum available to Kenyans interested in Classical education