Kwanzaa
December 17, 2011
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Kwanzaa Greetings

Kwanza in Swahili means ‘first fruits of the harvest. Kwanzaa is a week long celebration from 26th December – 1st January, guided by 7 principals as a beacon for life all year round. (more info)

Principal 1.  UMOJA – UNITY

The importance of togetherness for the family and community.

Principal 2. KUJICHAGULIA – SELF DETERMINATION


Defining our common interests and making own decisions for self, family & community.


Principal 3
UJIMACOLLECTIVE WORKS & RESPONSIBILITY

 Obligations to the past, present & future. Working together to build communities and solving problems.


Principal 4.
UJAMAA – COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS


To build and maintain businesses and profit from them.


Principal 5.
NIA – PURPOSE


To look within ourselves to set personal goals for communal foundations


Principal 6. KUUMBA
CREATIVITY

  To create and use artistic energies for nation building and improve our minds that leave community beautiful and beneficial.


Principal 7.
IMANI – PURPOSE

As spiritual and natural people  to regain faith, self-worth and confidence in ourselfs, teachers & leaders.


Peace –  Sister E

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