Africa is a continent of extremes. You have beauty and devastation, you have riches and poverty, you have nurturing communities and you have war.Why then, is the view of Africa in the U.S. and other countries, so skewed and focused on the negative end of the spectrum?Let Baraza give you a more balanced, true view and understanding of the continent.
Imagine a team building game which reaches across all cultural boundaries and engages the players in an exercise that teaches character traits such as respect, trust, responsibility, tolerance, unity and acceptance, all in a FUN and relaxed environment. This team building activity results in raised self-esteem, enhanced leadership skills, and more pronounced appreciation for teamwork!
Whether you look over the faces of your students and see the world reflected back, need to work with a diverse group of parents and their varying expectations, or are trying to figure out how to bring a more global perspective into your everyday classroom, we can help you be more effective and your lessons more impactful.
Both mirrors & windows are important tools. One allows us to see a reflection of ourselves. The other allows us to see the world outside of ourselves.Books can be “mirror books” or “window books” when referring to diversity.
Film speaks to the heart. Film takes you from where you are to a new reality, a new world, a new perspective. Film teaches you about your world through the eyes of another. Film can take you to places, situations, and interactions that you will never experience any other way.
Baraza African Cultures Center’s refugee work has many shapes. We offer education programs for refugees including English as a Second Language and Citizenship classes. We work to support and promote refugee businesses & professionals Everyone comes to this topic with varying degrees of understanding and with a variety of desired outcomes. We find the right starting place to get us to the learning goal.
Successful communities emphasize the importance of bringing together all members and receiving new members so that everyone has a seat at the table and a chance to find common ground. This creates the fertile soil for people to put down roots and work together as neighbors, and allows welcoming places to successfully navigate challenging times that have the potential to derail a community. Moving beyond ‘us’ vs. ‘them’ thinking requires a proactive approach that builds meaningful contact between diverse community members, engages leaders, and promotes positive messaging that connects to shared values.