The Annual Essay Contest for UK Children and Young People of African Descent 2011
Saturday, 30 July 2011
The Karibu Education Centre, London
Congratulations to all participants!
First Gracia Mahuna Gallilee Daga (Benin)
Second Khalid Kerr (UK)
Third Kieran Luis Bayne-Douglas (UK)
First Talita Trigueiros Rodrigues dos Santos (Brazil)
Second Donald Assogba (Benin)
Third Shakem Odle (Barbados)
First Natcia Fifame Sergine Daga (Benin)
Second Rouamba Edmond (Burkina Faso)
Third Opio Joseph Obonyo (Uganda)
Financial Supporters and Special Prizes
Thank you to the following generous Judges who provided the Prizes and Special Prizes for the essayists:
Download English Brochure 2011.pdf
French EC Brochure 2011 (F).pdf
I would like to thank the following organisations whose staff understand the value of the Essay Contest for Children of African Descent and chose to encourage the children they work with to enter. It takes a lot of work to support and prepare the children as well as to chase them, collect their work and share with them the feedback from the Judges. Thank you for your dedication and commitment to your children.
A very special Thank You to :
100 Black Men of London
African Youth Education and Development Programme
Nubia African Community Foundation School
West Indian Organization Coordination Committee.
Schools also participated from Barbados, Benin (French-speaking), Brazil (Portuguese-speaking) Burkina Faso (French-speaking), Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and USA.
The following families from across the Africa Diaspora also wanted their children to gain from this initiative and asked to participate.
Mr. and Mrs Appia-Kerr, Mr. Muhammad, Ms. Forde-Walcott, Mr and Mrs Jones, Madame and Monsieur Daga, Mrs Kamara, Mrs. Ebede.
Thank you to the following wonderful Judges who covered the total cost of the prizes for the children.
Kush, Bertram, Danny, Ellen, Nyela, Linda, Keon, Mrs. Nugent, Kandace, Rimeh, Hortense, Abena, Merva, Karen, Tabila (Trinidad), Isevahani (Uganda)
Thank you to the following for your Special Prizes to the essayists.
Avril, Chigbo, Felicity, Kandace, Rabecca, Abrahamin.
Every year participating essayists receive valuable feedback from amazing people of African descent from across the African Diaspora who give their valuable time and provide excellent feedback to each participating essayist.
Thank you to the following Judges who gave their time to read and provide feedback - and in some cases - prizes to many of the contestants.
Some judges went beyond what was asked of them and - basically, got carried away...
Meakaeel, Merva, Linda, Rachel, Miiam, Lindi, Chinyere, Lorna, Chloe, Danny, Linda (again), Louise, Nyela, Lindi (again), Onysha, Niikojo, Sherlina, Linda (again), Reginaldo, Tola, Lindi (again) Ava, Andrea, Avril, Linda (again), Faith, Lindi (again), Antionette, Idelle, Linda (again), Lucinda, Magna, Lindi (again).
Chigbo, Felicity, Kandace, Keon, Osai, Rabecca, Robert, Roy, Shakina, Shannon, Yvonne K, Yvonne, O, Akinabae, Valerie.
Aya, Kush, Ellen, Philip, Rimeh, Jebari, Toyin.
Isevehani, Marcel, Tony, Aminata, Rimeh (again), Yed, Felix, Herve, Veronica, Kurt.
Adam, Devin, Avril, Kandace, Michelle R, Tammra, Dixie, Nyela
Ekundayo, Nkechi, Akubundu, Oyaba, Jackie, Eboni, Kay, Otis, Paulette, Lindi
Errol, Khani, Leeman, Shakina, Tamar.
Marcelle, Ekundayo, Leila, Michael, Zeffie, Onysha, Eboni, Angel, Joy, Philly, Errol, Nyela, Leeman.
And to my sponsors: Kandace and Karen.
Held on one day as opposed to over six months as is customary!
Saturday, 30 July 2011
at The Karibu Education Centre, London
Thank you to all the Judges on this contest who unselfishly gave their time to support the children and young people.
Kandace Washington Kenny
Niikojo Selwyn Claudia
Akinbade Charmaine Keisha
Karen Roy Robert Audrey Maureen
Victor Maxine Edmund Tamara
Kayode Janet Anthony
Karen Felicity Owen
Contest officials: Nneka (Compere), Denice, Joy, Merva, Larriena, Rawle
A special Thank You for the Karibu Education Centre in Brixton for the use of their venue.
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