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!
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.
Each toy features a more detailed design and longer fabrics than our infant toy range.
Best Mate toys have been thoroughly "kid-tested" for cuteness, huggability and snuggle factor! In fact, we handed over the reins to the year 5 kids at our local school in Byron Bay. As always, the kids were brutally honest and only the best made the cut.
The kids also named and created each character's poem