“It is to build strong children than to repair broken men” - Frederick Douglas.
We need your help Family!!! Help Us To Take A Group Of 20 Teenagers To Africa For A 12 Day Rites of Passage Transformational Trip So They Can Learn About Manhood, Their Culture, Heritage, Develop A Sense Of Tradition, Self Love And Direction.
We know What Is Happening Within Our Community. Knife Crime Has SKY ROCKETED. Teenage Deaths Across The Western Hemisphere Is Heart Wrenching.
We want to turn our sons into strong, successful men.
We want our sons, to have a strong moral compass. We want our sons to have a successful passage into MANHOOD.
But it is easier said than done.
It is 2019 and talking about manhood has become more difficult than ever. Manhood has become misunderstood and misinterpreted. So much so, that society believes that's something awful is happening to men. There are too many young ‘black’ boys getting sucked into the system (i.e. the streets, GANGS, prison). Suicides are increasing at an alarming rate. This is something that we cannot sit back and allow to happen, the future is scary. This is why we want to take a group of 20 ALPHA MALES to The Gambia, West Africa, so they can become healthy and conscientious men. We want to take them to The Gambia so they can receive the Gift of Manhood. Our Why?
The transition to MANHOOD, is very different for boys living in the UK. In this culture, boys typically are considered to have become men, when certain physical changes have occurred, or when they become part of a gang, get their first car, turn 21 or have their first sexual experience. London boys are expected to initiate themselves into MANhood. They are often left to adopt ideas of masculinity from TV or mainstream media.
These ideas are nothing but negative stereotypes, about how they want our sons to be. These stereotypes often are built on the ideas of power, greed, violence and irresponsibility and are reflected in toxic behaviours. Such behaviours include emotionlessness, extreme risk-taking, using violence to resolve conflict, grooming, resisting authority, drug abuse, seeing women as sexual objects and having multiple sexual partners.
The result of this being knife crime, suicide, poor mental health and the school to prison pipeline. Manhood Academy Global, wants to challenge these stereotypes, as early as possible, because we want to help our children gain a healthy understanding of self (self-identity), learn positive responses to conflict and authority and develop respectful ways of relating to others. In order for our sons to make a successful transition into Manhood, they'll need to learn who they are and what it means to be a responsible man. From London to Africa
The Rites of Passage trip to The Gambia, will give them specific knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to thrive in Adulthood/MANHOOD. We have chosen The Gambia, because it is renowned for its Rites Of Passage ceremonies. We have connected with amazing local people, who understand the needs of our sons, in order for us to deliver a ‘customised’ Rites Of Passage ceremony, inline with UK legislation (i.e. no circumcision, body markings etc). Aims
The aim of taking our sons to a new environment, which is alien to their usual surroundings, is to explore and experience a space entreached in authenticity. This new environment (space), will provide a healing process for group bonding and communication, allow expression of creativity, help towards self development and improve mental health. Being in a new environment will inevitably force them to focus upon their specific fears, which will consequently lead to them reassessing their purpose, with no distractions from negative external factors. Africa is a continent for the future. Africa and the world are the ideal places for our children, not only to become men, but to reconnect them to the robust and unexplored wealth, that this landmass has to offer. We want our children to become ethical leaders, that not only think and act globally, but make an impact globally and locally.
“It takes a village to raise a child," HOWEVER, if the village does not initiate that child into adulthood, that child will burn down the village, just to feel it's warmth. As you can imagine, accomplishing this mission, will not only take on-going and unwavering sacrifices from the mentors (father figures), but will also require resources. Please Donate
In order to acquire these resources, we need a financial commitment, from family members. We consider it to be a blessing and an honour, that the community, given the right opportunity, will support the cultivating of a bright future for our boys, through Manhood Academy Global.
Please Help Fund Our Trip To The Gambia - What an amazing opportunity for our boys to experience flying in a plane and participating in a cultural RITES OF PASSAGE ceremony. WE WANT TO SAVE THEIR LIVES, AND THE ONLY WAY TO DO THIS IS BY SUPPORTING THEM IN BECOMING A MAN OF SUBSTANCE! All Donations Will Be Acknowledged And An Invitation To Our Fundraising Raising Event Will Be Given To Those Who Shares Their Email Address.
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