A new African cultural workshop programme has officially taken off in London. This new exciting and programme is the culmination of a problem which founders Michael and Abena Richardson noticed among people of African descent living in the diaspora.
How it all began...
Abena Richardson goes on to say, our cultural heritage and languages are dying, our children do not know much about Africa and they are not being prepared or equip to assist Africa in the challenges that lay ahead. We wanted to start a programme that would give the community a platform to teach primarily children and youth about Africa and to be proud about the continent from which they came. We not only focus about the continent, its languages, cultures and history but also touch on the achievements of its children in the diaspora. Seeing children and their parents inspired and interested in Africa is the reason we do it”.
The Summer Presentation & Awards Day...
The summer classes of Destination Africa recently came to an end, culminating with a Presentation and Awards Day on 23rd August 2016. We had this special day for the children witnessed by friends, family and the community, to perform and present things they had learn directly or as a result of the 10 week workshops. “It was a blast!” we had renditions of the South African national anthems, games, entertainment, presentations of historical figures to name a few”, including guest speakers Roy Agyemang @RoyAgy from tambakids.com and Producer Pamela Sakyi @SparkleLightPro of the African Film Festival award winning documentary “British Ghanaians – Lost In Translation”.
Some of the touching moments...
It was great, one of the children commented that, they knew a lot about Africa, but was very happy to be learning African languages because it really makes them feel African. Another mentioned that “Patience, Unity & Respect” (our ethos) was something they learnt to build a strong team.
We are breaking from the summer, but will be commencing Saturday 24th September 2016, with a FREE taster. During this taster we will be explaining about Destination Africa, the aim, what we are trying to achieve and demonstrate some of what makes Destination Africa fun, entertaining educational and fun. Spread the word and we hope to see you there. The winter workshops start the following week.
There are still places available for the Winter Workshops for children
Location of FREE taster session and Winter Workshops:
Forest Hill Pools, Dartmouth Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3HZ @12:15hrs
To find out more about Destination Africa visit
For enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Or call Abena on +44 (0) 7877 020 458