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About Us


Our Story

The story of the Safari Strivers Foundation is one of hope and determination. It began with Elie Imani and Josue Manishimwe, brothers who were fortunate enough to escape poverty when they came to study in the United States. However, they never forgot their roots and felt a strong desire to help those who were not as fortunate as they were. Their vision was to see a united Africa where its citizens were empowered to reach their full potential and contribute to the continent’s overall prosperity. Read More

What We Do


Everything we do at Safari Strivers is centered on education, from the young to the adults. We operate under a trimester system to ensure that quality education is accessible to all. Our nursery program offers a golden opportunity for young minds to flourish, with a reasonable fee of just $75 per semester. Read More

Sustainable Farming

At Safari Strivers, we are committed to ensuring sustainable income opportunities through business within the community in Rwanda. While education is our foundational pillar, we aim to take a step further by implementing practical initiatives that empower the Batwa to thrive economically. Read More

Food Security

At Safari Strivers, we’re committed to Batwa community food security via our “ice cream and coffee model.” It may sound unbelievable, but the simple act of donating money used to buy one ice cream or a cup of coffee can make a world of difference. With less than $5, you can provide a nutritious meal that can feed a child for an entire day. It’s a small contribution that can have a big impact. Read More

Health care

Another pivotal reason behind our mission at Safari Strivers is our unwavering commitment to enhancing healthcare access within the Batwa community. The right to quality healthcare is a fundamental human entitlement, yet it remains an immense challenge for many in marginalized communities. Read More

With Your Help, We are Making The World a Better Place

The Safari Strivers Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to empowering African children through education. The name “Safari Strivers” represents the challenging journey these children undertake to attain an education and the grit and determination they possess to overcome any obstacles in their path. The Safari Strivers Foundation will strive to build capacity and provide means to achieve innovative and quality education for the most marginalized and poorest African children. We have started our initial phase of operations in Rwanda and aim to expand our footprint to Burundi

About Who We Are

Our Mission & Approach

Burundi and Rwanda are two of the poorest countries in Africa and share a lot of history. They have the lowest GDP per capita in the world, and poverty is widespread, with many people struggling to access basic needs such as food, healthcare, and education. The Safari Strivers Foundation recognizes the challenges facing these communities and is committed to empowering them through education, healthcare, and sustainable livelihoods. Read More


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