December is a busy time for parents. Parents work hard to plan the holiday ahead. It can be stressful for both parents and kids. Long hours spent in traffic, longer days, shorter nights, too cold to go outside and play. That is why Africentric Arts want you to unwind and enjoy the magic of Christmas. Join us on December 15th for a fantastic family day of fun.
In partnership with the Concern Citizens and Friends of Sierra Leone we created a jam-packed, fun-filled day to celebrate Sierra Leone’s 57th independence.
This event was an epitome of the many ways children can learn about a country's rich history and be involved in cultural activities in a fun environment. The children enjoyed jumping in the jumping castle, doing arts and crafts, and many other activities. The older kids enjoyed taking charge by doing face painting on the little kids and facilitating bowling and ring toss games. We gave out prizes to kids who won games and answered questions about Sierra Leone. Basically, They were all winners.
A special thanks to all the generous donors and volunteers that contributed to the success of this event. Your selfless giving was the reason why over 30 children had an unforgettable day.
Africentric Kids Summer Camp 2017 was an exciting event for us all. Many thanks to all our campers, friends, volunteers, parents, and the Sierra Leonean community.
We had children whose lineage are from Congo, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Trinidad, and Jamaica. Some are fluent in other languages like French, Krio, and patois locally "partwah." Our campers learned arts & crafts, dancing, gardening, story-telling, and African history.
Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison a prolific multidisciplinary artist from Ghana also taught basic drumming. Our children gained confidence and performed drumming and dancing at a fundraising events for the devastating mudslide crisis in Sierra Leone.