EDUCATION

We are committed to educating your child on the beauty of the African culture/ history and make them appreciate their or learn from African Heritage and be grounded in it.

INSPIRATION

We endeavor to inspire your child into becoming whoever they aspire to be.Identity is a challenge for many children with an African background.Our aim is to make them understand their roots.

MOTIVATION

We aim to provide a safe and friendly atmosphere that will help motivate your child in overcoming the day to day challenges that life may bring.We give them the opportunity to explore and learn most of the African and Caribbean Artifacts.

Our Curriculum

Swahili Language

African History

African literature

African Culture

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is “UBUNTU”, which is the daily guiding principle for the children.
A person is a person through other people” is an African proverb which describes “Ubuntu”. “Ubuntu” calls us to mirror our humanity for each other. It can be felt in the spirit of;


  • • Willing participation

    • Unquestioning cooperation

    • Warmth

    • Openness

    • Personal dignity

Latest News & Stories from Us

26
Aug
Master class Decolonising the mind Part II

As promised in this years program we will have a part II of last lecture by Dr. Otieno Ong’ayo. He will go more in depth and surprise us with facts and insights.

Date | 28th of September, 2019
Time | 15:00
Place | Bezuidenhoutseweg 40, Den Haag
Room 301

Tags: African School, Decolonising the mind Part II, Frantz Fanon, Lecture By Dr. Otieno, Master class september 2019, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o,
15
Jan
A master Class by Dr. Otieno Ong’ayo

Decolonizing the mind
-Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o-

“We therefore learnt to value words for the meanings and nuances. Language was not a mere string of words. It had a suggestive power well beyond the immediate and lexical meaning. Our appreciation of the suggestive magical power of language was reinforced by the games we played with words through riddles, proverbs, transposition of syllables, or through nonsensical but musically arranged words…the language of our evening teach-ins, and the language of our immediate and wider community, and the language of our work in the fields were one.

“And then I went to school, a colonial school, and this harmony was broken. The language of my education was no longer the language of my culture.”

-page 11-

Tags: African School, Decolonization of the Mind, Decolonizing the mind - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Lecture By Dr. Otieno, Master class februari 2019, Pan African Experts Platform,
09
Jan
PLO In The Netherlands 2019

The Chief Guest Speaker Prof. Lumumba

Is currently the Director of The Kenya School of Law since the year 2014.

An eloquent lawyer, he holds a PhD in Laws of the sea from the University of Ghent in Belgium. He is also a staunch Pan-Africanist and has delivered several powerful speeches alluding to or about African solutions to African problems.

He is fondly known for his fearless speeches against corruption and misgovernment in Africa leading to the flight of African Youth from the continent.

16th March 2019 | 18:00 – 22:00
Hettenheuvelweg 18 | Amsterdam 1101 BN

17th March | 15:00 – 19:00
Bezuidenhoutseweg 40 | Den Haag 2594 AW

Reserve your seat | Limited number of seats

Tags: 2019 Events, Africa Arise, African Community Issues, Patrick Lumumba, Re-branding Africa, Talk Diversity- The Hague, Telling our story, The Hague,

Word from Founder

Odilia Okonga

Travelling across continents and countries and experiencing different cultures has always been fascinating to me. Is there a perfect culture or a right culture? My simple answer is that there is no perfect or right culture. What matters most is for one to remain open minded so as to celebrate, respect and learn from other cultures.

African school is a place where learners are presented with a unique opportunity to learn about different African cultures. A place where proverbs will always be the palm oil with which words are eaten (Chinua Achebe). A place to celebrate diversity!

The team behind the African School are a people driven by a passion for the African culture. They will joyfully help you understand the African history, the African dances, storytelling, African languages and more! The team has created programs that will take your mind to places beyond your imagination! We look forward to seeing you.

-Odilia Okonga-

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