Launched in 2009 by DaraMonifah of KWANZAA365, (Per Ankh, Inc., The Rock Collective & the University of the Virgin Islands Cooperative Ex…tension Service), we have taken the initiative to continue uniting common goals of local Non-Profit public service organizations, Governmental Agencies, Private Businesses, Individuals & Grant Agencies. We are centered around learning, teaching & passing on cultural traditions & values, while strengthening, supporting & celebrating the role(s) of young people in educating their peers & communities.
The Sankofa Saturdays Youth Cultural Education Initiative, a project of KWANZAA365, Inc., works through Per Ankh, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non profit & non-governmental organization. While learning about our past, we also learn to use digital photography, videography, web design/maintenance and social media including facebook, youtube, skype and twitter to document and share cultural events and happening…s in our present, or of our past, within or related to our United Virgin Islands community. This project has been funded in part by the V. I. Academic and Cultural Awards Endowment, the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, the V.I. Lottery Youth Education Initiative, the office of the First Lady Mrs. Cecille deJongh and managed by Per Ankh Institute and KWANZAA365.
Passing on the torch of culture bearing and preserving (traditions and values) through experiences in the arts, cultural education, and community service.
While learning about our past, we learn to use radio, photography, videography, web design & social media including facebook, youtube, ustream, skype & twitter to document & share cultural events in our present within or related to our United Virgin Islands community.