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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.

Our Mission

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

RED- Represents the blood and struggle of Afrikan people;
GREEN- Represents hope, aspiration, youth and the environment;
BLACK - Represents the people (Afirkans).
GREY - Elders, wisdom and experiences
GOLD - Light (sun) of the creator and ancestors

Our Motto

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.

African Cultural Identity:
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
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

Jaku Konbit Inc. ©2003

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