Ghana YOUTH Ambassador Reception & Concert
A Diaspora event that you don't want to miss
August 23, 2008
YOU ARE INVITED!
This 23rd of August, come and join us in a
reception you will be sure to enjoy. Six teens from
featured and uplifted as a part of the DIASPORA
community. We have put together an event featuring
DC's best in artistic talent that will have you
the aisles. COME ON OUT and show your
the Ghana Youth complete the Washington DC
and prepare to move on to NY as they continue to uplift
the continent on a whirlwind cultural experience
they will not soon forget!
Ghana, Nigeria,Senegal,Sierra Leone
Zimbabwe,Ethiopia,Trinidad, Tobago, Haiti..THE
ENTIRE AFRICAN DIASPORA, WE ARE CALLING
FOR YOUR PRESENCE AT THIS EVENT!
A prize will be given to the youth
organization that brings the most youth! . (You
must be wearing paraphanelia to be counted! So get
those t-shirts out! or make a button or something!)
Invited youth organizations are:
One Common Unity, Words Beats & Life, Ultra
Teens, GWC outdoor school, Momie's TLC, Jaguars
Group..and the list goes on...)
Find out more about the Ghana Youth Ambassadors
MEET THE YOUTH FROM GHANA!
Donate to support Plan Programs!
Plan USA, and
organization, Plan International/Ghana are
a US visit (Washington DC & NY) for six gifted
Ghanaian teenagers as part of a pilot "Youth
Ghanaian Youth Ambassadors are: Abigail Sogah
(15); Mr. Baleng (16); Justice ; Christian (12); Martha
(16), and Puobaare (14).
The program is being presented in partnership with
the Diaspora Africa Forum's diplomatic mission in
Accra, Ghana, and is designed to create and
global awareness of everyday life for young people in
Africa and focus public attention on Plan's child-
centered programs and initiatives.
"It is with great pride and fervor that we welcome the
Ghanaian Youth Ambassadors to the United States,"
said Ahuma Adodoadji, president and chief executive
officer of Plan USA. "The scheduled visits to
Washington DC, New York City, and to our Plan USA
headquarters in Rhode Island, will provide invaluable
experiences for all involved." The youth will
with various youth organizations, visit historical sites,
attend church services, undergo media training for
interviews, appear on youth radio, visit the Ghana
Embassy & UN consulates in addition to other fun
activities such as Six Flags Amusement Park and The
Lion King on Broadway. Additionally, a reception
fundraiser will be held in each city to support Plan
Programs in Ghana.
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DAY ONE & GHANA YOUTH ON FOX 5 News
Ghana Youth have a great first day!
delays the Ghana Youth
Ambassadors arrived and we immediately
them off to the steps of the Thurgood Marshall Center
and started them on a cultural sight seeing tour
with Tony Browder . They saw all the usual spots,
the white house, memorial and the capitol, however
this tour was
unique because it was from a historical african/african
american reference point.
After visiting the
monuments and memorials, the children ate lunch at
the historic BEN's CHILI Bowl which is
celebrating 50 years this week. They were able to talk
directly with Mr. Ben and take photos with he and his
wife. (They had a great experience but chili dogs will
never beat out banku in young Martha's mind.)
in the evening the children attended a beautiful
reception at H.E. Emma King's Residence where they
met with youth from ULTRA TEENS and The
Young Ambassadors. The twelve teens then
engaged in a teen dialogue facilitated by a dynamic,
energetic individual with a love for youth and Africa. (ah
hem no need for names). The highlight of the
discussion was when they each said their own name,
looked a counter part from the opposite country in the
eye and said "WE ARE ALL THE SAME!"
DAY ONE WAS A GREAT DAY! Come out to support
these youth at the reception/concert/fundraiser on
Saturday Aug. 23 6:00-9:00 p.m. Details in article
Click Here to see Ghana Youth on Fox 5 News during the cultural tour with T Browder
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see the Youth on Fox 5 or cllick the link below.
AMBASSADOR RECEPTION, CONCERT & FUNDRAISER
featuring 3 Generations, KUKU, MADAROCKA! , ALLY WAY & The Cultural Foundation For Children
August 23 from 6:00-9:00pm at the UNIFICATION CHURCH PEACE CENTER
Doors open @ 5:30 (BE ON TIME!)
CHURCH (PEACE CENTER) is located at 1610
Road, Washington DC 20009 (phone 202-462-
5700) PARKING IS LIMITED. COME EARLY!
The confirmed performers for the
KUKU, 3 Generations, Madarocka, ALLY WAY & The
Cultural foundation for Children Drum and Dance
accepted at the
door (Minimum requested $10)
- Three Generations is a traveling musical
company dedicated to the preservation of Native
American and African song and storytelling. This
exciting troupe combines the elements of song,
history, geography, language, rhythm, culture and
dance to create an entertaining, educational,
spiritually elevated performance full of audience
- KUKU & South African guitarist Mongezi
NtakaHailed by a fan as "the African Music
Man," this Yoruba, DC-based troubadour has been
touring extensively since the release of his debut
recording "Love Sessions." In October 2007, South
African guitar maestro Mongezi Ntaka (former and
original guitarist for the late Lucky Dube band) joined
KUKU as he launched "The Absence of Cool" at his
third Kennedy Center appearance.
- Madarocka! Nigerian born, raised in D.C.,
educated at the University of Delaware, Howard
University, and in the streets of D.C., New York and
L.A., Madarocka is not only an entertainer, she is a
gifted poet with the voice of a hardcore
angel.MADAROCKA won the HIP HOP category at the
2006 Nigerian Entertainment Awards which was part
of a larger celebration held in Washington, DC
- Ally Way, born March 29, 1987 is currently
recording her full length album. She is an educator,
dancer,guitarist, and pianist. This dwarf star has
shared stage with legends such as Herbie Hancock,
Tina Marie, Doug E. Fresh & Destiny's Child.
- Cultural Foundation for Children has been
educating area youth about African culture through
dance and music. The artistic director and founder
Victor Berry leads the Prince William County non-profit
group by presenting, preserving and passing African
traditions for future generations.
For more information regarding the fundraiser or the
ambassador project call 240-351-4198 or 843-814-
The Diaspora African Forum
mission of the Diaspora African Forum is to
establish vital and proactive links and linkages for
Diaspora Africans and encourage their full
participation as stakeholders in the development of
the Africa of the 21st century.
An additional goal is to ensure that those in the
Diaspora reap the benefits of the harvest of fruits
which shall come from the establishment of full
For More info on DAF
Diaspora African Forum is also pleased to announce
the completion of its headquarters in Accra,
Ghana. If you would like to have your Ancestors
name put on the "Sankofa Wall" at the newly
constructed Mission at the W.E. B. Dubois Center,
NOW IS THE TIME. The contribution is $100, for an
engraved marble stone plaque.
The wall reads" We are the hopes and Dreams of our
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