In order for us to achieve Pan-Africanism it's critical for us to engage with each other's cultures and lived realties to cultivate a global perspective of Blackness. Interested in going abroad?
Check out these programs that specialize in Pan-African centric study abroad programs for Black youth and college students.
International Youth Leadership Institute
The International Youth Leadership Institute (IYLI) was founded in 1989. IYLI uses a framework of history, culture, geography and environment to cultivate critical thinking and positive action. The framework is practiced and applied through seminars, workshops, service learning and international study to provide a context for analyzing challenges that we face.
Birthright AFRICA inspires youth and young adults of African descent ages 13 – 30 to explore their cultural roots and legacy of innovation within the United States and select nations in Africa as a birthright. In collaboration with our partners, we aim to instill pride, enhance confidence, and spark the creativity of our Scholars to fulfill their leadership and entrepreneurial aspirations.
Give. Gain. Grow. Collaborative
We seek to promote service- learning partnerships between Africa and the Diaspora. In Ghana and Tanzania, we are using a unique Pan-African Study Abroad model, to help foster commitments towards transforming education. The model, as designed by Dr. Rose Walls, Mr. Albie Walls, and Dr. Beverly Booker Ammah focuses upon developing consciousness, community engagement, and participatory action research. We provide students opportunity to put theory to practice in Ghana within academic disciplines and majors they study at their home institutions, conscious dialogues platforms with Ghanaian and Tanzanian university students and young professionals and entrepreneurs, and portals for internships and long- term study abroad programs.
The Pan African Technical Association
PATA aims to demonstrate to students the benefits of a STEAM education for themselves and their communities motivating them to pursue a professional career in these disciplines. This is accomplished by offering high quality interactive hands-on classes, afterschool tutoring programs, technology-centered field trips and technical and non-technical community presentations and talks.
The Nubia Intiative
The Nubia Initiative (TNI) aims to leverage arts, academia and technology to protect, preserve and promote Nubian culture and language.
Nubian arts, crafts, archeology, language, history and contemporary stories will dictate the modern Nubian narrative by bringing to light what it means to be a part of this vast culture both locally and in the diaspora. Our goal is to safeguard Nubia's tangible and intangible heritage by archiving and digitally sharing untold Nubian stories with the world.
IKG Cultural Resource Center
IKG is an educational organization that is devoted to the re-discovery and application of ancient African history, culture and wisdom. It was founded in 1982 by Anthony T. Browder who sought to challenge the distorted perceptions of Africa that are perpetuated in the media and in classrooms worldwide.
The Cultural Resource Center houses a permanent exhibit of the Egypt on the Potomac Field Trip of Washington, D.C. and is a source for IKG publications and related materials. The IKG Cultural Resource Center also sponsors educational and personal enhancement workshops and seminars. It serves as IKG’s newest component in the fulfillment of its mission as advocate for the dissemination of information and knowledge regarding the positive portrayal of the worldwide African experience.