The African Child Agenda


The African Child Agendaa
The African Child Agenda
The African Child Agenda
The African Child Agenda
The African Child Agenda

The Why? 

With systematic issues many from the African & Caribbean community face in the UK and other parts of the western world, we have decided to simply STOP!!!

We have STOPPED trying to fire fight with a system that does not recgonise our issues, or assist in providing solutions. Thus, we have decided to create solutions for ourselves and the next generation. #ourchildrenarewatching and year upon year as a collective they are being failed. With -

  • Knife crime in the UK a never ending issue
  • Exclusions of black children at an all time high of 168%
  • Black women 5X's more likely to die during child birth
  • Black men 11X's more likely to suffer with mental health
  • Black youth 82% of the prison population that have an undiagnosed mental health condition, but will still serve a longer prison sentence than their white counterparts. 

However, many of these children who have been labelled "bad" or educationally subnormal, however, when correct testing, supervision and support is put in place, many of these children academically out-shine many other nationalities. 

So this then asks the question, what is going so wrong when educating the Black Child? There are many answers to this question, however, The African Child Agenda wishes to offer these children solutions rather than debate the obvious. 

Phoenix Centre of Excellence Ghana

With the Phoenix Centre of excellence we aim to Engage, Encourage & Empower young people to be the best they can be. We will be focused on developing world leaders in the areas of STEM & the Arts.

Africa is the world’s most youthful continent. Today, nearly 50 percent of Africans are below the age off 15.
Africa’s young people are the future leaders and will be the driving force behind sustainable growth across
the continent. Investment in education and training is essential in building an educated and skilled
workforce and to encourage global innovation.

A severe mismatch still exists between the skills of young African workers and the skills that employers need for a modern global workforce. Today, only 6 percent of young people in sub-Saharan Africa are enrolled in higher education institutions compared to the global average of 26 percent.

Completing primary education helps to lay the foundation for building a skilled and better-educated
workforce. More attention needs to be devoted to not just increasing the enrollment rolls of
primary schools, but ensuring that students stay in school and receive a quality education.

The Phoenix Centre of Excellence will be able to provide children in Ghana & those from the UK a quality education at all levels, thus prepare students for institutions of higher learning
and training, and produce graduates with the needed skills for the local & global labor market.

The Arts

There’s no doubt that the arts are fun for children. 

Diving into those finger paints and making a beautiful picture to hang on the fridge is awesome. 

Acting in a play is exhilarating. But the arts also help children develop on many fundamental levels.

The arts strengthen problem solving and critical thinking skills. 

How do I express this feeling through my dance? How should I play this character? 

Learning how to make choices and decisions will certainly carry over into their education 

and other parts of life—as this is certainly a valuable skill in adulthood.

The arts are as important as academics, and they should be treated that way in any curriculum.

This is what we believe and practice at The Phoenix Acdemy of Excellence. While the positive impact of the arts on academic achievement is worthwhile in itself, it's also the tip of the iceberg when looking at the whole child. Learning art goes beyond creating more successful students. We believe that it creates more successful human beings.

Research connects learning music to improved "verbal memory, second language pronunciation accuracy, reading ability, and executive functions" in youth (Frontiers in Neuroscience). By immersing students in arts education, you draw them into an incredibly complex and multifaceted endeavor that combines many subject matters (like mathematics, history, language, and science) while being uniquely tied to culture.