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The Sankofa Image


Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana. It is based on a mythical bird with its feet firmly planted forward with its head turned backward. Thus, the Akan believe the past serves as a guide for planning the future. To the Akan, it is this wisdom in learning from the past which ensures a strong future.

The word is derived from the words:

San (Return),

Ko (Go),

Fa (Look, Seek, and Take)

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