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The inBox: Sankofa Box handicraft workshop makes it into the Harrow Times!

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I’m excited! And rightly so!

What a roller-coaster day I’ve had, but the best news of the day was delivered into my inbox less than 5 minutes ago from Mayoress Awula Serwah – my Sankofa Box handicraft fundraising workshop for children at Saturdays intergenerational Family fun evening, was the picture which represented the event features in the Harrow Times!

Exciting news!

I came up with the idea for the Sankofa Box handicraft children’s workshops when I was thinking of ways I could fundraise for children “back home“, after attending the “Educate a Girl, Educate a Society” event. I was trying to think “outside the box“, when I realised I could use the empty tea box I was about to throw into the recycle bin, in a useful way.

Excitedly, I made a prototype of what I had in mind, wrapping the empty tea box with African print material which gave the box a new lease of life! Now I needed a name. I chose the Ghanaian Adinkra symbol Sankofa because of its deep and relevant meaning “to learn from your past/history.” The children could fundraise for other children like themselves “back home” while learning about different aspects of Africa. I was very happy to see that children of different backgrounds – not exclusive to African, were happy to interact and talk about “Africa“. Lets keep the conversation going and break down social Taboos!

To book myself and Grace – my friend who also shares with me this vision, for a workshop at your school, club, church, community centre of event, please contact me.

Check out the Harrow Times online today!

To find out more about similar events held in Harrow check out Xtra History & Reasoning Sessions click here for a list of upcoming events which you can book for FREE, or contact Harrow Mayoress Awula Serwah btwsc@hotmail.com

Special thanks to Harrow Mayor Cllr Nana Asante, Harrow Mayoress Awula Serwah, History consultant Kwaku and all the children (and their encouraging parents) who made the first Sankofa Box workshop an amazing experience!

Related posts:

Aspire to inspire… The first Sankofa Box handicraft fundraising workshop video!

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

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

Family Inter-generation evening a hit with the kids… And adults!

The inBox: Educate a Girl, Educate a Society Event

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