SCHOOL'S FOUNDER TO
WALK FOR AFRICAN-CENTERED EDUCATION
West Palm Beach, FL July 9, 2009 -- Florida's
only African-centered public school today announced
that its co-founder and current Board Chairman,
Amefika D. Geuka will walk from the school 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 will
depart 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
There are basically 4 things we ask that you
in supporting this walkathon:
More than anything else, this is a UNITY WALK for our
Black children. When we work together, each small
contribution adds up. The only unacceptable
response is to do nothing.
- Sponsor Amefika Geuka or another walker
a "pledge per mile" commitment. You can make
commitment at our website
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:/
- Purchase your Official JLNSCS
Walkathon T-Shirt to show your solidarity with us.
- Please share this information with all your friends
and your contact list.
CONTACT: Zuri Daey