|Step by step… almost halfway|
|Written by Roger Madison|
|Saturday, 25 July 2009 09:15|
His back aches and his feet hurt… but Amefika Geuka continues…
Step by step… almost halfway through his thousand mile trek from West Palm Beach to Washington D.C. he is walking for African American Youth.
“We feel the way to change that is to put a focus on education of those children being educated from their own perspective,” explains Geuka.
Which is why he and two others founded the Joseph Littles - NGUZO SABA Charter School in Florida.
“The public education system in America no matter how well intended it may be, it actually demoralizes black children and black people because it dismisses for the most part that people of African descent have ever contributed anything of any significance to the forward flow of civilization.”
For example, while the history books say the Egyptians built the pyramids they fail to mention Egypt is in Africa and the Nile where civilization is said to be born is in Africa.
“In fact if they knew their history they would be too proud to engage in certain things,” he points out.
That is why Geuka feels using history as a role model can help keep young Black children out of trouble.
So step by step Geuka hopes to replace negative with positive and put Black children on the same course.
He is hoping that the example of a 69 year-old man walking 1,000 miles will encourage others to stand up for Black children and suppor this fundraiser with a donation or pledge. Click here to pledge your support and make a donation to Joseph Littles NGUZO SABA Charter School.
|Last Updated on Sunday, 22 November 2009 20:18|
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