Two Metro Atlanta High School Students To Visit Motherland Africa
It is a dream come true for two North Clayton High School students who participated in an essay contest conducted among eleventh graders on the subject matter titled “Why I Want To Visit Motherland Africa”. The students are Jasmine Aisha Sykes and O’Shae Alonzo Ross. Both were selected after giving serious consideration to their respective grade point average, character report and of course, the quality of their essay on the above subject matter. This trip to Africa is being sponsored by African Treasures under its African Cultural Students Exchange Program organized by Dr. Mike Okeke.
Jasmine and O’Shae were recognized and honored for their achievement during the First Annual Banquet of the African Treasure which took place on April 3, 2004, at the Westin Airport Hotel in Atlanta,Georgia. Both were introduced by the Principal of North Clayton High School Mr. Clarence Burnough . Also representing the school at the banquet was the Assistant Principal, Ms. Lorraine Lambert. Parents of Jasmine and O’Shae were also present at the memorable event.
Jasmine and O’Shae are scheduled to leave the U.S. for Ghana on August 3, 2004 and return August 17, 2004. They will be traveling in a tour group led by Dr. Wilma Kirchhofer of the Youth Leadership for Global Health, Inc. While in Ghana, the students will attend the International Black Youth Summit in Accra. The summit will include youths from around the world and will focus on personal empowerment and leadership. Following the summit, they will tour health facilities and points of interest in Accra. Next, they will travel to Kumasi for traditional health site visits and cultural exposure to weaving and carving communities. They will also visit the SLAVE CASTLE and the beaches.
The African Cultural Students Exchange Program is a division of the African Treasures designed by its Founder and President, Dr. Mike Okeke, to increase the awareness of the African continent and expose her treasures to the rest of the world. This goal is also accomplished via the African Treasures Weekly Television Show that airs every Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. on the AIB Network and carried on Comcast Cable channel 5. It is also viewed from any where in the world, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, on the website: www.AfricanTreasuresTV.com . Dr. Okeke stresses that the African Cultural Students Exchange Program is a life changing experience for our black youths who may become instrumental in changing the course of history for people of the African descent in our global community.
At the conclusion of their trip, Jasmine and O’Shae will have the opportunity to appear on the African Treasures Television Show and share their African experience.