Jaku Konbit is a dynamic proactive
Pan-African Centered, community based and family oriented organization
established in Ottawa 2001. We are committed to promoting the Afrikan
cultural identity, self-reliance, family and community development,
strategic networking and mutual cooperation amongst Afrikans and people
of good will everywhere.
Meaning of the name Jaku konbit
The name Jaku Konbit is unique and original and represents
a conscious effort of self-determination to name and defines ourselves.
The name is derived from two Afrikan languages, Ga and Creole.
The word "Jaku" is from Ga, a West
Afrikan language and means "Afrikans" "Konbit"
is from the Creole language of Haiti and means "Working together,
helping each other"; hence, the name Jaku Konbit literally means
Afrikans Helping Afrikans.
To project, protect and promote the Afrikan personality,
respect, dignity and well being everywhere and at all times.
Meaning of Logo
The logo for Jaku Konbit was carefully designed to reflect
the organizational structure, objectives and aims.
The logo is composed of four outer circles connected
by a central circle. The four outer circle represents the four constituencies
of Jaku Konbit, namely, Youth, Adult Men, Adult Women and Elders. The
black circle connects and unite all the circles is symbolic of the circle
of representatives. The interlocking circles is to show the interdependency,
cooperation and symbiotic relationship between the various constituencies.
The colors used in the logo are equally importantand
significant. Red, Black and Green are the traditional colors of the
Black Liberation Movement
the blood and struggle of Afrikan people;
GREEN- Represents hope, aspiration, youth
and the environment;
BLACK - Represents the
GREY - Elders, wisdom
GOLD - Light (sun) of
the creator and ancestors
Afrikans Helping Afrikans is our slogan designed to raise the consciousness
and awareness of the Afrikan community of the urgent need to unite and
work together. It implies cooperation and collaboration between all
Afrikan people. It speaks to the fact that we need to pool our resources
and skills in order to strengthen and build our community and thereby
enrich our lives.
The acronym for Afrikas Helping Afrikans is "AHA". Aha is very significant
and convey a special meaning. Aha was the name of one of the earlies known
great Afrikan kinf od ancient Kemet (Egypt). His work and accomplishments
serves as a great model for the noble of Jaku Konbit. Aha successfully
united 42 Afrikan communities into one great kingdom and thereby established
one of the classical Afrikan civilization of antiquity, ancient Kemet
which lasted for over 3000 years. Following the example of the great Aha,
Jaku Konbit is committed to the sacred mission embodied in its slogan
'Afrikans Helping Afrikans" to bring greater unity amongst the various
fractions of the Afrikan community, by providing resourceful information,
community networking, strategic activism and implementing sustainable
programs that foster dignity and appreciation of our African cultural
identity, history, traditions and values. Brief
History of Jaku Konbit.
What we believe:
Our belief system is founded on the highest aspects of classical Afrikan civilization, cultures and traditions. We hold these beliefs to be true and sacred.
We believe in affirming and promoting our African identity. We believe a strong cultural identity is the bases for trust, unity and cooperation which inevitable leads to family and community development.
We believe in the principles of self-reliance or Afrikans Helping Afrikans
through a W.I.S.E.R PLAN
by pooling of our collective resources, skills and abilities for the
benefits of Afrikans first and others as we see fit.
Afrikan centeredness: We believe that Afrikan people have unique and distinct cultural worldview. A frame of reference that is rooted in the Afrikan experience, history and culture. This philosophy places Africans at the center of analysis of their world by encouraging Afrikans to view, interpret and engaged the world from their own cultural reference point based on their history, tradition, values and experiences.
Global Afrikan Family:
We stand with the global Afrikan family in the struggle to secure, protect and promote her socio-economic and political rights.
We believe in the 7 principles of Nguzo Saba or Black Value System of family and community building.
1. Umoja (Unity) - To strive for and maintain unity
in the family, community, nation and race.
2. Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility) - To
build and maintain our community together and make our brother's and
sister's problems our problems and to solve them together.
3. Nia - (Purpose) To make our collective vocation
the building and developing of our community in order to restore our
people to their traditional greatness.
4. Kujichagulia (Self-determination) - To define ourselves,
name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.
5. Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics) - To build and maintain
our own stores, shops and other businesses and to profit from them together.
6. Kuumba (Creativity) - To do always as much as we
can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful
and beneficial than we inherited it.
7. Imani (Faith) To believe with all our heart in our
people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders and the righteousness
and victory of our struggle
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