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Building a sovereign grassroots organisation with your help

As President of the African Heritage Foundation (AHF), a grassroots organisation now approaching its second anniversary, I believe that collectives such as ours have become too dependent on international funding agencies. I am going to share with you what I consider to be a plausible workable solution to the above stated dependency. I was doing some research on how international cooperation and support from individuals for grassroots organisations could change…

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“Evolution Of Education” Press Release

The African Heritage Foundation (AHF), Registered Charity No. 1112, is in the process of challenging the way education is approached in our country. The organisation is seeking to present different modalities to foster a better grounded and more well rounded student, who will be better prepared to manage life following adolescence. The AHF is also in the process of developing an educational facility called the Barbados Alkebulan Academy for Social…

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Our Children Are Our Own.

The African Heritage Foundation is taking this opportunity to respond to recent statements made by child advocate Faith Marshall-Harris while delivering a position paper over the weekend on what should be contained in the laws of Barbados to ensure this country is fully compliant with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Mrs. Marshall-Harris has made some assertions that we the members of the African Heritage Foundation (AHF)…

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Solving our schooling problems with education

I begin by quoting the words of His Imperial Majesty H.I.M, education, he says, “is the basis for the greatness, the power, the pride and the prosperity of a nation”. In saying this I feel it necessary to give greater scope to what is considered as education. This I think is imperative because in these modern times there has developed the problem of distinguishing education from schooling. The education of…

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Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson

A collection of Jackson’s letters from prison, Soledad Brother is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson’s letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America’s prisons in the 1960s. But even removed from the social and political firestorms of the…

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The Evolution of Education in Barbados. You are invited.

The African Heritage Foundation (AHF) invites you to attend a two day forum on restructuring education in Barbados for our future development. The AHF is in the process of creating a learning academy ( B.A.A.S.E) that will be operated on an educational system formulated and guided by best case educational systems internationally (as in the case of Finland) and our own creativity and culture. B.A.A.S.E is an acronym for the…

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Barbados independence educational system challenge, 50yrs and moving.

Since the case of the Rastafari family who were wrongfully charged with failing to send their children to school has caught hold of the public’s eye, it would seem the Barbadian educational system has come under more intense scrutiny. We read a report from the Inter American Development Bank about the failings of the Barbadian educational system. I also saw an article speaking to the elitist structure of the educational…

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The battle is won but the war is not over. Rastafari family fights on.

Today the Rastafari couple charged with not sending their children to school journeyed to court to have their judgments handed down. The parents were fighting two cases which related to their two children in their bid to home school them. One case was brought before the Court by the Ministry of Education for failing to send their children to school. The other case, based on the first, was brought by…

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