Job Posting: African Friendship Society

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Job Posting: African Friendship Society

The African Friendship Society is looking for an Executive Assistant!


Application Deadline:
Rolling intake. Interviews will be offered on an ongoing basis to suitable applicants until the position is filled.

Company Vision and Mandate
At African Friendship Society we believe that all Canadians deserve to experience the real story of Africa and its people without prejudice or discrimination. We bring communities together through the celebration of joy, friendship and African arts and culture. Our mandate is to educate while entertaining, promote mental and emotional well-being for all, social inclusion and community engagement through African arts, and help build selfesteem and empowerment within the African community through positive cultural identification.

Organization and History
The BC based African Friendship Society was formed in 2017 by African artist Jacky Essombe to facilitate the growth of African Arts outreach in the community at large and help unite, heal and empower the local Black Community. Demand for AFS programs is high and the organization has been in a steep growth phase for the past two years.

Main programs:
Kids in Africa is an afterschool program offered in elementary schools to teach children about Africa through arts and culture.
Sankofa is a week-long camp delivered in the winter and summer for black children. It is a school of traditional knowledge and ancient wisdom for the black youth.
MoRhyCo is an African Drum and Dance Collective for Black Women, to support mental health and wellness and promote cultural healing, cultural identity and social inclusion. Africa with the Masters Festival aims to promote African culture through arts and games, create a bridge of friendship between cultures and provide an opportunity for African parents to share their traditional childhood games with their children, in order to strengthen their cultural identity and sense of community connectedness.