Fatherland foundation facilitates free afro-centric programs for ages 9-16 in summer or as an after-school activity. It instructs them on Africa’s Culture and Traditional Values and provides in-depth knowledge of a revered time-honored way of life. It is perceived as an opportunity to foster self-awareness of African descendants’ children, connect them to their roots, and bridge the history gap in the standard school syllabus and, for others, an appreciation of a culture other than theirs.
The course comprises various learning goals. All the children are given the necessary support, materials, and tools to ensure that these goals are easily attained in a positive, fun, and uplifting way. Apart from programs in Dance, Crafts, History, Basket Weaving, Jewellery, African cloth designs, Dressmaking, and Cooking, a four-module course is offered as detailed below:
The course comprises various learning goals. All the children are given the necessary support, materials, and tools to ensure that these goals are easily attained in a positive, fun, and uplifting way. Apart from programs in Dance, Crafts, History, Basket Weaving, Jewelry, African cloth designs, Dressmaking, and Cooking, a four-module course is offered as detailed below:
Exploring the Rich Heritage, History, and Culture of Africa
Learning About Our African Roots
Examining Different African States
Africa's Impact on the Globe
Upon program completion, students will be prompted to reflect briefly on their family’s cultural heritage. They will explore the following aspects:
2. The presence of art within their household and the languages spoken, both within the family circle and outside
The Schools Program ensures children meet learning expectations by immersing them in genuine African cultural heritage. This approach fosters a deep appreciation for this heritage, empowering participants to confidently apply its value in their lives.
Discovering previously unknown aspects of their culture and roots brings a sense of intrigue. Through database research and highly accurate DNA tests, individuals have the opportunity to connect with their ancestral origins, using state-of-the-art tools for uncovering genetic relatives and expanding personal genealogy research.
The children, enriched by their cultural understanding, develop an appreciation for global cultural diversity, fostering social unity and respect for all ethnicities. This knowledge, rooted in unique African heritage passed down through generations, benefits future generations, perpetuating valuable life approaches, beliefs, and literature inherited from ancestors.
They serve as guardians, valuing and safeguarding natural and cultural heritage, including monuments, architecture, and artifacts.
If your school would like to participate in the Fatherland Foundation School’s program, you can apply to be a Partner School.