Welcome to the Uhuru Youth Scholars Program

Posted on Updated on

What is an “Uhuru” Youth Scholar?

Uhuru is a Kiswahili word that means freedom. Uhuru Youth Scholars are young people who use African knowledge systems to understand and interpret their current environment through action research.


What do you know about African knowledge systems?

Have you studied the principles of Ma’at? Do you know how the Dogon of Mali organized their thinking about the cosmos? How did Abyssinians come up with such a complex writing system? You may not know the answers to these questions. How could you? These ideas are not typically taught in schools? The truth is that your teachers probably don’t know much about African knowledge systems either. In the Uhuru Youth Scholars program we dig deep into the histories of African people to try to understand how they originated the creation and organization of knowledge. We then transform and apply these systems of knowing to our world today.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s