Harambee Imports is a student business run by Harambee’s middle school students (with a little help from teachers and volunteers). Students source hand-made goods from the Hope For Hill Tribes mission in Thailand. This mission cares for HIV-positive women who were sold into slavery as children, and then abandoned when they became ill. It also takes care of their sick children.
Students also sell their own Sankofa blend coffee with the help of Royal Coffee & Tea Services. Proceeds from several annual sales events support the economic literacy program at Harambee Christian School.
Harambee School Economy
The Harambee School Economy is a virtual economic system. Students in first through fifth grades earn a weekly paycheck for performing certain responsibilities. Their “Bling” income is automatically deposited into a virtual, online bank account. Students can log in to manage their Bling and to purchase items in the online store. Items include school supplies, lunch with their teacher and annual outings, which require saving. Economic literacy is an important component of our education programs.
Every classroom at Harambee School learns about economic principles through curricular and hands-on activities. The goal of our economic literacy program is that young people learn the knowledge, skills and values that will help them to succeed in our society.