|Program Structure & Cultural Journeys|
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Sankofa Fundraising: Raising funds is a critical aspect of the Sankofa program. Our efforts range from accepting donations at community events to annual campaigns. The proceeds from all fundraising efforts supplement the Grand Shas (cultural journeys).
From 2000-2004 Sankofa sponsored the Nguzo Saba Awards Ceremony which annually honored eight people from the community who exemplified the principles of the Nguzo Saba (the seven principles of Kwanzaa). The principles are umoja: unity, kugichagulia: self-determination, ujima: collective work and responsibility, ujamaa: cooperative economics, nia: purpose, Kuumba: creativity, Imani: faith. Since 2005, Sankofa has launched its major fundraising campaign in October of every year through written solicitations.
Sankofa is a 501 (c)3 tax exempt organization.
Kevani Zelpah Moyo Youth Spirit Award
Kevani Zelpah Moyo was a Sankofa student who was tragically killed in a car accident in 1999. A fund set up in Kevani's memory allows Sankofa to award $500 annually to a deserving student who exemplifies Kevani's spirit. Applications are accepted for nominees for the award in January of every year. The application form can be accessed through this link.Recipients of the Kevani Zelpah Moyo Youth Spirit Award are listed below:
2001: Kia Walker
2002: Adenike Hedges and Kelli Johnson
2003: Ayanna Robinson
2004: Akil Wilder
2005: Ahmad Muhammad
2006: Myles Holt and Jasmine Hardy
2007: Isa Shakir
2008: Conlei Banks
2009: Hadiyah Alexander