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Updates

2016-17 School begins in September. 14 years of educational independence. Free to determine our own direction and destiny! The spirit of Marcus Mosiah Garvey lives forever!

Egun Omode is on its 6th production season with adaptation of it's first production, "AWO." We open in Newark (Essex County) on December 8. The next week in Trenton's Mill Hill Playhouse on December 16-18, 2016. Check www.passagetheatre.org for further information. Other dates/locations: Painted Bride (Philadelphia) March 10-11, 2017, Grace Street Theatre (Richmond) March 17-18, 2017. Others locations: Baltimore, Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte. DESCRIPTION: "AWO: A West African (Yoruba) production that follows Feyisara at the primordial stages of discovering her destiny (ayanmo). Feyisara travels back home after 2 years of learning awo (secrets) of long life and enduring prosperity from her elder (orisa, Olokun. Along her journey, she acquires wisdom from the wise gatekeeper and is challenged to overcome many obstacles. Will she survive? What lessons will Feyisara learn from this journey? How will Ifa and the wise Babalawo help her long this path? 

Join The Garvey School on our Sankofa to Ghana, West Africa. Accra, El Mina, Koforidua, Kumasi. 12-days of travel, fun, cultural tours, national park visit, Manhyia Palace, beach, El Mina slave dungeon, shopping markets, and so much more. Our next Sankoja to Ghana tour is June 12-26, 2017. For more information, email bayekmt@gmail.com.

The Garvey School sponsors its 12th annual HBCU college tour. April 10-16, 2017. Morgan State, Howard U, VA State U, Hampton U, Norfolk State U, NC Central U, NC A & T, Winston-Salem State U, Bennett U, Morehouse, Spelman, & Clark Atlanta U. Cost: $625 (covers hotel, coach transportation, 2 meals, and events). Open to high school students. Middle school are welcomed (must be accompanied by chaperone). 

Watoto Village (our daycare), has openings for 1-4 year olds. Our newly renovated classroom is open to 3-4 year olds.*Daily academic instruction *Vibrant learning & safe environment *Potty training. We accept Child Care Connection subsidies. For inquiries, contact us at (609) 571-1855.

 

Performances:

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Performances December 16 at 7pm, December 17 at Noon and 7pm, and December 18 at 6pm.

 

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Activities:

Egun Omode presents its newest production "AWO", a West African dance & drum musical. Dec. 15-18 @ Passage Theatre.


Garvey Community Education Program (GCEP) will begin on Dec. 26-30 with our Kwanzaa camp for ages 5-14. 10 am-3 pm. Other courses include: West African dacnce & drum, sewing, guitar, CPR, teacher training, African and African-American history, djing, and much more. Check updates for more info.   


West African Children's Dance Class: Class begins in August. Every Friday. Children ages 3-6 is from 4:30pm-5:30pm. Children 5 and up is from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Classes are $40 per month.


West African Drum Class: Will start again on September 10, 2016. 11am-12:30pm at 102 Taylor St. Classes are $10. We have drums available.


HBCU college tour. April 10-16, 2017. Open to all high & middle school students. 

Contact Bayekmt@gmail.com for any information.


Herman and Constance English. We love you and pledge to keep your lives and legacy alive for many years to come.

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