AN OPEN INVITATION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
The Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS) has been asked by the UNESCO Secretariat on St. Kitts to collaborate and implement, with civil society and in particular the Waset Education Foundation, Inc. and our Education Department, a project entitled “Educating the Population of St. Kitts and Nevis on Afro-Caribbean Ancestry.”
The aim of this project is to improve self-appreciation and cultural awareness among young people and to build community harmony through the reintroduction of relevant African culture and history as it pertains to people of the Caribbean. The final intent of this project is to impact our National Education Program with the integration of relevant lessons about Africa prior slavery and what the Continent gave to the world.
Over the duration (1 year) of the project, students, educators and the public at large will be engaged via workshops, lecture/discussions, social media, field trips and open presentations.
Below is a sample of some of the modules to be covered:
A. Our African Ancestry – Our Story did not begin with Slavery!
B. Great Kings and Queens of Africa
C. The Trans-Atlantic (African) Slave Trade
D. African Inventors and Inventions
E. Our Afro-Caribbean Society Today (and Tomorrow)
F. Politics: Adult Suffrage / West Indian Federation / Independence, etc.
G. Places of memory
The General Public is cordially invited to attend the launch of this African Ancestry Project, on April 7th, 2015, 6pm at the Nevis Performing Arts Centre.
We look forward to a gala evening with cultural presentations in celebration of our African Ancestry and to honour the great contributions our African Forefathers made to our civilization!
Evelyn Henville, Executive Director, NHCS (Implementing Organization) and Chesley Davis Project Coordinator,