Hamilton, Bermuda Wednesday 10 March 2021: Jumuiya Ya Afrika, a charity of the African community in ...
Our charity will promote the cultural similarities and diversity of the people of Bermuda and Africa through collaborations, celebrations, networking, exchanges and various events.
With a population of about 1.1 billion people (16% of the world population), Africa is the 2nd most populous continent with 54 countries and the second largest continent with about 30 million sq. km. of land.
Located in the north Atlantic Ocean Bermuda has a population of about 64,000 and is 21 square miles in size. As a British Territory, its closest neighbour is Cape Hatteras at a distance of some 600 nautical miles.
We have adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals which are aligned to our work and values. As a cross-cultural organisation, we are committed to continually supporting global efforts to achieve these goals.
I am an African. I owe my being to the hills and the valleys, the mountains and the glades, the rivers, the deserts, the trees, the flowers, the seas and the ever-changing seasons that define the face of our native land.
I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.
Africa has her mysteries and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them.
There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionately intrigued by ‘Africa,’ by the word itself, by its flora and fauna, its topographical diversity and grandeur; but above all else, by the sheer variety of the colors of its people.