To my family, friends & community,
Recently, I got a call from the landlord. The call that no community center wants to get--he’s selling the property that we currently live in, do business from and run our wellness and community youth programs out of. A spacious 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom compound in the Greater Accra region of Ghana, West Africa.
For 14 years, I’ve been building relationships and serving as a bridge between my Ghanaian students, family, and community and my networks in America. I am the founder of both Califa Consulting LLC based in California and The Universal Family Network NGO, an international mutual aid network based in Ghana. The finances that we bring in from the LLC support the community based educational and wellness programs that we run. In order to have power over our healing, we need to own the building that we run our educational and wellness programs from.
To my fellow healers, educators, and Pan-African freedom fighters, we are calling on 1,000 supporters to donate $210 in order to meet our goal by June 2022. (However, you may make a custom donation that’s within your budget or break up your contribution over time.) We are fundraising $210K to buy the property, secure it as our permanent mutual aid headquarters and to support the operational costs needed to run our community educational and wellness center.
Additionally, we ask that our fundraiser be shared with angel investors, organizations and philanthropists that want to support our international mutual aid work of building, educating and healing the Pan African diaspora within our own interdependent communities. The funds will be utilized for:
Make a contribution and support us to achieve our life’s work.
By reaching our fundraising goal, we will be able to expand our community programs in Ghana. We’ve already built a fully-stocked library in our center with books and educational supplies. We are currently developing an on-site store that will be used to support our fundraising efforts and teach entrepreneurship skills to the children. We also plan to use the space for transitional housing to aid those in the Diaspora that desire to visit and relocate to Ghana.
Between our LLC and our NGO we offer:
Help us restore our mind, body and spirit through supporting the work of bridging Africans in the Diaspora with Africans in Africa.