to empower children of African descent through education, that enables
them to excel'.
of the Foundation are to:
Advance the life and the education of boys between the ages of 5 and 15 of African and African-Caribbean descent in particular but not exclusively by:
- Developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as mature and responsible young adults;
- Advancing education in African culture and traditions involved in cultural activities and projects
The Njoya Foundation seeks to facilitate a connection
between young people and indigenous African cultural systems. It
aims to encourage engagement based on traditional African extended
The Foundation aspires to support young people in understanding
their dual identity as African descendants living in Britain.
The overall aim is to encourage positive self image
The Njoya Foundation seeks to promote community
education for young people of African and African-Caribbean descent living in Britain.
We aim to enable young people to understand and value the African
Diaspora's contribution to World history.
The foundation aims to promote academic achievement and young people's
growth through community-based personal development programmes.
The Foundation will be a vehicle for positive change that is accessible
to the community whilst attempting to tackle negative perceptions.
It will engage and inspire young people to participate in activities
that assist their life plans and career goals. Thus in turn assisting
and inspiring others within the African and Caribbean community.
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The Njoya Foundation aims to highlight the exceptional achievements
and talents of young people. It will serve as a body that inspires
them to achieve their aspirations
The Foundation will invest in children of African and African-Caribbean by supplying
knowledge and skills to equip them to become determined and strong
spirited individuals with the drive to achieve.
The Foundation will provide the knowledge and support
that allows young people to feel comfortable in growing as people
of African heritage. Giving them the tools to continue maturing
in the knowledge of who they are and where they have come from.
New Initiatives is an example of the type of organisation the Foundation
aims to fund and work in partnership with. Origin, one of New Initiatives
main programmes, is a 'rites of passage' scheme for young men of
African heritage. It provides personal development programmes that
tackle real issues faced by our young men. A key part of New Initiative's
success with Origin (and their recently added AKUAH programme for
young women) is their encouragement of parents and guardians to
network. By attending evens such as parent workshops, parents are
able to develop community bonds.
For further information about New Initiatives please visit http://www.newinitiatives.co.uk/home.html
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