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African Festival and 5K to Benefit School in Kenya


Rafiki Africa will host its African Festival and 5K Run/Walk on May 3 at Lancaster County Christian School. Registration takes place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for the 9 a.m. all-ages run/walk, and the festival continues until 1 p.m. Proceeds will be used to build classrooms for Lighthouse Academy in Alendu, Kenya.

In addition to the race, festivities include authentic African drumming and dance with N’Bonye Dance and Drum Ensemble as well as the Cocalico Uimba Children’s Drummers and Dancers. African foods, arts, clothing and crafts will be offered for sale.

Rafiki Africa was born out of love, compassion and a personal journey of its founder, Dorothy Dulo, who was born and raised in Kenya. After attending college in the U.S., Dulo visited her hometown of Alendu and vowed to take action. In 2007, she and her husband founded Rafiki Africa Foundation, a Christian faith-based nonprofit that serves more than 300 students, 400 families and thousands of children in Alendu, taking a comprehensive approach to the alleviation of poverty.

Registration fees: adults, $25; children 3 to 14, $7; children under 3, free. Location: 2384 New Holland Pike, Rte. 23, Lancaster. For registration and more information, email [email protected] or visit

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