As part of African Heritage Month in the Washington DC region, Teaching Africa Day (TAD) will hold its 4th annual event on Saturday September 1, 2018 at the Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, Maryland.
A family-friendly occasion, Teaching Africa Day creates a platform for education and entertainment designed to enlighten the next generation about Africa and African Heritage. TAD is a day where Educators, Authors, Leaders, Artists, and the whole community share knowledge and experiences from Africa and on Africa. Participants are selected to showcase a variety of unique resources available to teach and learn about classical and contemporary Africa.
In addition, Teaching Africa Day features a variety of interactive and hands-on games, books, videos and toys for families to explore. TAD also showcases performances including dancing, singing and spoken words.
Maryland Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith and Congressman John Sarbanes are scheduled to attend. Past guests include Montgomery County Executive Isaiah Leggett and African Union Ambassador to the United States of America H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao.
“We encourage children, families and diverse communities to join us on this journey and explore the wealth and colorful world of the African culture and its people. From exploring the rich history of the continent to the traditional game of mancala and the weaving of colorful crafts and unique performances, activities are designed to keep the day lighthearted, educational and interactive for every participant.” says Paulette Mpouma, Committee Leader of Teaching Africa Day.
Teaching Africa Day is open to the public and free of charge.
About Teaching Africa Day
Teaching Africa Day was founded by a consortium of educational organizations with the goal of educating children and youth through a collective platform of speakers, art, books, games, and more. As a result, Teaching Africa Day became the first ever child-friendly event specifically designed to educate the next generation about Africa and African Heritage. The staff at Teaching Africa Day wholeheartedly believes in a deeper understanding of African roots that goes far beyond simple tales or stereotypes.
For further information or to learn more about Teaching Africa Day, contact:
Ms. Paulette at 240-381-7218 or visit www.teachingafricaday.com