June 14, 2012
Mother’s for Africa the Nana Sekyiaabea Foundation is pleased to announce the First Annual African Diaspora Cultural Carnival. On June 21, the organization will kick off the four-day event on Martin Luther King Blvd., between Marlton Ave and Buckingham Rd. behind the Baldwin Hills Mall.
The exciting cultural event will include entertainment, rides, games, and plenty of cultural food. Also, attendees will have the chance to compete in a pie eating contest, a dance and sing off, as well as chess and dominoes competitions.
Tickets are on sale now. Purchase 20 tickets for $10 presale or purchase at full price at the gate. Proceeds will go toward Mother’s for Africa’s Student Exchange Program.
On July 26, 2012, Mothers for Africa is expanding its vision and extending its grasp to touch soil in the country of Ghana. The foundation will send at least a dozen young people, from local middle and high schools, on a summertime excursion to Ghana where they will experience being part of an international setting and have the opportunity to interact on multiple levels --- professionally, personally, and culturally. Bound and determined to introduce these local youths to a new side of life, Mothers for Africa has structured the trip to include a two-week classroom component in which local youths will be partnered with Ghanaian students. Together the students will receive course instruction on the subject of International Trade and Commerce. Then, working together, they will use their own unique perspectives and fresh take to develop a viable business plan that can empower their own Los Angeles area community and the Ghanaian community partner.
Travel arrangements for this custom Student Exchange Program have been handled by African Express Travel & Tours (Hesham Elswify, President). The exchange portion of the trip also includes touring a nearby diamond mine, visiting with Ghanaian local leadership, and participating in a night of authentic African celebration, including a special naming ceremony. An added bonus to the Student Exchange Program comes at the commencement of the journey when the youths will land in Egypt for half a day — just enough time to see the Great Pyramids.
The First Annual African Diaspora Cultural Carnival will take place June 21-24 from 5 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. weekdays; 2 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. weekends. Presale tickets may be purchased by calling (626) 710-6676.
Mothers for Africa raises money, establishes resources for education, and pro-actively seeks to provide solutions for poverty, disaster, and war-stricken individuals, families and children across the African Diaspora.
For more information or to donate online for the Student Exchange Program and other projects, please visit our website www.mothersforafrica.org or call us at 626-710-4304. 626-710-6676. All donations provide a tax right-off.