The 'Black to the Future - A Sankofa approach to the exchange of youth work practice' was an Erasmus+ innovative intergenerational project for youth workers from the African Diaspora in Amsterdam, Bonn/Cologne and London. It was based on the principles of Sankofa which in the Twi language of Ghana translates as ‘go back and get it’.
Through a series of study visits/ work shadowing activities and dialogue sessions, the project acknowledged the development of youth work practices with African Diaspora communities in these 3 cities, but also explored earlier learning and knowledge, alongside contemporary models to enhance the current skills and competence of younger youth workers.
It was a great pleasure to run this project with our partners: Interlock and Migrafrica. At the beginning of September we hosted the evaluation weekend in London during which all partners could reflect on the results of the project and continue the constructive dialogue.