The Sankofa symbol is one of many sacred Adinkra Symbols ascribed to the Akan people who settled in the area of West Africa that is now called Ghana and Ivory Coast. The word Sankofa literally means “Go back for it”. The symbol is represented by a forward moving metaphorical bird with its head turned backwards to retrieve an egg (representing the future) from its back. It is highly revered and permeates all aspects of Ghanaian culture and lifestyle.
"Sankofa" teaches us that we must go back to our roots in order to move forward; that is, we should reach back and gather the best of what our past has to teach us, so that we can achieve our full potential as we move forward. Whatever we have lost, forgotten, forgone or been stripped of, can be reclaimed, revived, preserved and perpetuated. The wisdom from the past becomes the guide to a better and stronger future.
Bestow this unique, magnificent multi-cultural African-American Heritage Trophy & Recognition Award on a recipient who -
- Is a positive role model for the community and the people around them
- Is forward thinking with selfless devotion
- Shares their success with their family and community
- Embraces diversity and uses their success to empower the youth
- Continually gives back to their community and helps to improve the quality of life of others
- Continually offers guidance & mentoring
A great idea for civic, religious & professional organizations, colleges, and corporate award events. Hand-carved in Ghana of rich Sese wood by master carver K. Amani and mounted on a beautiful wood base. Dimensions (including base) - 5.5"L x 5.5"W x 9"H. Make a statement with a colorful Kente trim. Color of fabric may vary.
Includes Certificates of Authenticity and Gift box.
We recommend this Black Recognition Award for these categories - Inspiration , Diversity, Community Service, Excellence, Lifetime Achievement
Item available for purchase with or without engraving. Space for engraved plate: 5" x 1.25". To purchase with engraving, include your text in the notes section of the order. We recommend that text be limited to four (4) lines and approx. forty (40) characters/spaces per line.Please allow 7-14 business days delivery for orders with engraving. Call or email to inquire about rush orders.