Ubuntu is a complex word from the Nguni language with several definitions, all of them difficult to translate into English. At the heart of each definition, though, is the connectedness that exists or should exist between people.
The Sankofa Homeschool Community was founded in 2004 by Monica Utsey, Maisha Khalfani and a handful of committed homeschooling mothers. When the lives of many of the co-founders changed, including relocating, returning to work, or no longer homeschooling, the torch was handed over to Monica Utsey to carry on the vision.
The Sankofa Homeschool Community is an intentional community for African, African-American and homeschoolers of color. Our mission is to create a community from which family and educational relationships will be built and resources will be shared. Sankofa is homeschooling community of families who want to grow, learn, and build together. Sankofa Homeschool Community is dedicated to creating a rich, supportive homeschool community through a combination of social outlets, enrichment programs, access to co-operative courses, and the sharing of academic resources.