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Sankofa Boxes available at the Inter-generational evening FUNDRAISING event TODAY

Sankofa Boxes

Inter-generational evening on Saturday 1st February, 5.00pm-8.00pm

Sankofa is a Ghanaian Adinkra often symbolised as a bird with its head reaching back or a decorative heart shape. The word is derived from the Akan words ‘San‘ (return), ‘Ko‘ (go), and ‘Fa‘ (look, seek and take) – “return to reclaim it“.

I choose to call the recycled hand-crafted boxes I will be selling for charity, “Sankofa Boxes” because I want to get children involved in fundraising so I will be organising fundraising crafts workshops for children to decorate the boxes and learn something about each of the African countries we will be donating the funds to. This is a great way to get children doing something for their “brothers and sisters” back home.

I have been invited to demonstrate my workshop at a fundraising event organised by the Cllr. Nana Asante, Mayor of Harrow TODAY! The workshops will give a flavour of what I intend to do in schools etc. So please join us at the Inter-generational Fundraising event, and buy your customised Sankofa Box! Looking forward to seeing you there!

Saturday 1st February, 5.00pm-8.00pm

Where: Members Lounge, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, HA1 2XY, London

What: Something for everyone – Intergenerational Quiz, Story Telling, Sankofa Box Workshop

and more…

The event is a fundraiser for the Mayor’s charities Flash Musicals and Harrow Community Choir.

Cost: £5, and includes a light supper

Host: Cllr. Nana Asante, Mayor of Harrow

To book or for more information: btwsc@hotmail.com

A few Sankofa Boxes... Look out of the matching accessories!

A few Sankofa Boxes… Look out of the matching accessories!

With a little help from my friend: Grace has offered to help me out with the workshops!

With a little help from my friend: Grace has offered to help me out with the workshops!

What do you think of my Sankofa Box?… They will look much better once the children decorate them! Keep an eye out for lots of glitter!!

I’m doing more of what makes me happy 🙂

Checkout these related posts:

iSee: Thinking outside the box for Fundraising… The Sankofa Box

The inBox: Educate a Girl, Educate a Society Event

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2 thoughts on “Sankofa Boxes available at the Inter-generational evening FUNDRAISING event TODAY

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