Perhaps the greatest and most perpetually, enduring horror experienced by Africans torn from Ghana's shores during the Pan-Atlantic Slave Trade (especially those brought to America) was the striping away of their names and languages, the separation of families, and the denial of the opportunity to fully live their culture. For these are the elements of legacy that are passed down through the generations to preserve as well as restore the order, dignity and pride of any people.
We acknowledge that these acts of dehumanization have a direct correlation to the general blight (e.g. poverty, homelessness, drugs, and violence) and the social-emotional trauma that plague large numbers of African Americans today.
A SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN, INC., is committed to supporting American educators and others to reconnect to the soil of Mother Africa. As a deeply spiritual person, the founder, Dr. Jewel Jones Faison, personally experienced the healing and restorative nature that gaining historical identiy has on African Americans.
If knowledge is power; then the correct knowledge of our heritage is essential to being a whole person. This is especially true as endtime order is being aligned and people now have the ability to reclaim their
legacy and break negative cycles that challenge their true idenity - especially in a racist (and capitalistic) society.
Unapologetically, we believe that until the human spirit is intentionally awakened and connected to its' Creator and the soul is connected to its origin, there is at best a synthetic awareness of one’s true potential. The human spirit of most African Americans latently long to be reconnected to the land and culture of their ancestors. Thus, THE UBUNTU CULTURAL STUDY RETREAT & TOUR is designed to reconnect African Americans to the land and culture from whence they came. Through experiential learning of cultural traditions and lessons of the journey that brought our ancestors to the shores of America, participants will gain a sense of identity and context beyond western-washed learnings that many have experienced in their American education (schools) and western socialization.
COME ADVENTURE WITH US!
Gain knowledge and understanding about African ways of knowing and being pre-Trans-Atlantic life! Experience Africa through less~contaminated lenses.
Enjoy 10 days of learning, reflection, relaxation, and adventure. Sow an educational commodity directly in the life of a child at our host school. You will enjoy entertainment by the children and families of the Breman Essiam village. Your journey to Ghana actually helps to sponsor the completion of a privately - owned Cultural Art Center. This art center has as its' mission to preserve the cultural legacy of an African people for a witness in the earth. This is a project of the PARAMOUNT QUEEN MOTHER NANA EFUA ESSIWA II, in the Central Region.
Your retreat/tour will include visits to: