Used as a symbol of the Pedagogical Use of the General History of Africa, the concept of SANKOFA is derived from the Akan people of West Africa. The term comes from the words “san” (return), “ko” (go), and “fa” (look, seek, and take).
Sankofa teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward. That is, we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward
Visually and symbolically Sankofa is expressed as a mythic bird that flies forward while looking backward with an egg (symbolizing the future) in its mouth


The Dogon are an ancient people situated in Mali, West Africa. They have a complex divination system. The Hogon (spiritual elder) performs a ritual, which involves drawing grids and symbols in the sand at dusk. The Hogon leaves an offering of millet, milk and peanuts for the sacred sand fox. He returns in the morning to see if the offerings are accepted and that the ritual has been carried out successfully. If so he can interpret the answer to his questions from the fox’s footprints left behind from the night before.

To speak truth is to speak the language of the divine. It is important to speak truthfully as without it we bring dysfunction into our lives. Whether in personal relationships or society as whole via governments, educational system, media etc… we can see the manifestation of problems that occur when we are no longer operating within the divine order of the universe.

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Governor Fayemi
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, yesterday inaugurated new caretaker chairmen in the 16 councils of the state.
The council heads, who will hold office for another six months include, Hon. Tope Olanipekun (Chairman) and Jumoke Olaniyan (Secretary) for Ado; Ropo Famubode…

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