What Will My Children Learn About Africa?
If your children don’t live on the continent it’s likely that their knowledge of their heritage will be limited and their perception of Africa will be built on grandparents memories or the images portrayed on TV and other platforms of poverty and deprivation.
Without specific intervention our children will never know of Africa’s wealth in natural resources, the beautiful beaches and national parks, the rich history and entrepreneurial spirit which runs through our blood.
Our children should be aware of developments in Africa, understand the politics and know where the growth opportunities are from a young age. This is because if you know something for yourself it’s harder for people to feed you wrong information which can lead to lower self-esteem and overall a lack of pride for where you’re from.
In order for our children to feel comfortable in their own skin, they need to know more about where they come from and be proud of it. Our culture is being diluted as we try and disassociate ourselves from our roots. If we don’t make a change now, it will be harder to reverse at a later stage.
The reason this site was created was so that we can educate ourselves and our children. It’s impossible to teach something effectively when you know nothing about the subject. We need to understand where we’re from so that we can understand who we are and it’s only then that we will see real growth.
As Nelson Mandela said “education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world” So let us educate ourselves and the next generation about their heritage so we can truly be proud Africans.