is a word from the Akan language, which is spoken by the people of
southern Ghana and adjacent Côte d'Ivoire. Literally translated, Sankofa
"We must go back and
reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we
came to be who we are today."
purpose of the Sankofa Foundation is to provide educational workshops,
forums, lectures, and/or panels on topics relevant to the community at
large, but in particular to those students transitioning from a junior
college to a four-year college or university.
Established in January of 2003, The Sankofa Foundation will become the
fundraising entity of the NPHC, Chicago, making the Sankofa Awards
Breakfast our main fundraising event.
Sankofa Foundation will also provide one-day workshops for the educational
enlightenment and enrichment of junior college students. The Annual
Scholarship Award will provide financial support to students who will
graduate from a junior college, or 2-year institution, and planning to
attend a 4-year college or university. All applicants for the Scholarship
Award must provide their acceptance letters before the scholarship monies
To get more information about the Sankofa Foundation, please contact us by