Posted in Africa, Community Health on 07/14/2010 01:33 pm by admin
Dr. Kokayi interviews Sister Kwayera Archer-Cunningham, founding president and chief executive officer of the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy. Ifetayo’s success at creating a community based organization that not only gives younger people skills but helps to reestablish their cultural identity is highlighted. Ifetayo has been able to overcome many of the problems that plaque organizations in resource poor communities. With almost twenty years of operation Ifetayo has drawn on traditional African community and and spiritual values and cultural technologies to lay the foundation for an organization that has had to offer no apologies for its orientation but yet has been able to successfully garner resources from the non profit world as well as setting up other programs in and out of the United States; Chicago, Brazil, Senegal, Ehtiopia, Jamaica, and South Africa.