SCHOOL'S FOUNDER TO WALK FOR AFRICAN-CENTERED EDUCATIONWest Palm Beach, FL July 15, 2009 -- Today, the founder current Board Chairman, Amefika D. Geuka, embarked on a 1,000 mile walk from the school in West Palm Beach, FL to Washington, DC to dramatize the urgent need for African-centered education for children of African descent. Geuka and his colleagues have dubbed this venture a "Trek for African-Centered Education," to be conducted from July 15th through August 12, 2009. In addition to gaining credibility for African- centered education, the walk is expected to raise money to close the funding gap for Geuka's Joseph Littles-NGUZO SABA Charter School (www.jlnscs.org) which completed ten years of continuous operation on January 20th of this year.Geuka's walk will cover 1,011 miles, with pledges being sought for every mile walked by him and dozens of expected collaborators along the route. Geuka and surrogate walkers plan to average 33 to 35 miles per day, requiring 10 to 12 hours. Walkers dejparted from the school at 5829 Corporate Way in West Palm Beach at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, July 15th, and culminate on or about August 12th with ceremonial stops at the U.S. Department of Education and White House where prepared statements in support of African-centered education will be read.Calling the Village to AccountThere are basically 3 things we ask that you consider in supporting this walkathon:
- Sponsor Amefika Geuka or another walker with a "pledge per mile" commitment. You can make that commitment at our website -- http://www.jlnscs.org/index.php/walkathon/pledge- support-for-amefika-geuka. Any amount you can give will be appreciated.Join us as a convergence walker, if you are able to connect at some point along the way. Download the document "Complete Walkathon Details" here -- http:/ /www.jlnscs.org/index.php/walkathon.
- Purchase your Official JLNSCS Walkathon T-Shirt to show your solidarity with us.