Allan Afanda Memorial Fund

The Allan Afanda Memorial Fund was started as a way to honor the life of this young man who was a friend of Marafiki. Allan was the son of Marafiki partners John and Rose Muhanji. Allan’s life was cut short in a motorcycle accident on a Kenya road and his loss has left a significant void in the lives of many. Allan had assisted with Marafiki’s computer project in schools, as well as providing an extra hand in our various other projects as his schedule allowed.

Allan loved sports, especially football (soccer) and rugby, and mentored and coached young people from his village of Kivagla in the sport. Each December, the community of Kivagala hosts a football tournament for both boys and girls as a way to provide a positive activity for students during the long December break from school. Allan often participated in this tournament assisting his father and other leaders in organizing the events.

As a way to honor Allan’s life, we have initiated the Allan Afanda Memorial Tournament, which will continue Allan’s legacy through sports. In addition, we have added a formal education program for drug and alcohol abuse which will also run concurrently with the tournament and throughout the year. Finally, we have set up a high school scholarship for a deserving student from Kivagala Primary school. This will be named the Allan Afanda Memorial Scholarship.

We hope this particular focus honoring Allan’s life will motivate the students in this region to avoid drug and alcohol abuse and focus their lives on positive activities within their communities.

Total amount to raise: $3,000.

Allan Afanda with Professor Hockett and father John Muhanji
Allan with Professor Eloise Hockett