Fulani Institute Fall 2019
About the Fulani Institute
Since 2017, this creative and cultural enrichment institute is intended to use cultural and academic enrichment to critically and creatively empower youth to be change agents in their communities and beyond. The overall vision of FIAA is to co-create space for young people to be affirmed in themselves so that they are prepared to work effectively in their own best interests.An immediate goal is to engage and expand the knowledge base of youth in the Kent community and its surrounding areas through an offering of academic, cultural, and creative workshops and activities.
Participants of the fall 2019 Fulani Institute sessions will hone existent talents and explore theatre arts as an instrument for education, community dialogue, and celebration of Pan-African culture.
Under the directorship of Dr. Asantewa Sunni-Ali, participants will perform "First Fruits, A Kwanzaa Play" written by Dr. Sunni-Ali. The First Fruits (matunda ya Kwanza in Ki-Swahili) come to life as the seven principles of Kwanzaa. Through poetic song and rhythm each fruit shares the significance of their special principle with the gathered village.
The production will take place at 2 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019. The show will be a part of the Center of Pan-African Culture's Pre-Kwanzaa program which is from 2-4 pm on the same day.
For enrollment questions please contact: Asantewa Sunni-Ali, Ph. D., Director, Center of Pan-African Culture phone: 330-672-0157 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2019 Fulani Institute dates
Saturdays: September 7 & 21; October 12 & 26; November 9 & 23; December 7
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
Location: room 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall
Goals of the Fulani Institute of Academics and Arts:
1) To assist youth in mastering skills necessary to successfully matriculate through school
(skills include disciplined study habits and time management)
2) To assist youth in developing a strong self-esteem, positive attitudes and respect for others
3) To assist youth in setting academic, personal, and/or career goals and in devising plans to achieve them
4) To provide opportunities for youth to explore and hone their talents and abilities
5) To expand youths’ knowledge of history and contemporary culture of the African Diaspora
The institute meets in room 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall, Saturdays from 12 pm-2 pm
Sample Fulani Institute (FIAA) Saturday Schedule
12:00-12:30 p.m. : Check in. Morning affirmations.
12:30-1:00 p.m. : Academic enrichment activities
1:00-1:15 p.m. : Break
1:15-1:45 p.m. : Cultural/creative enrichment activities
1:45-2:00 p.m. : Collective daily assessment/check out.