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As your child enters high school, he will be thinking more and more about his future (college, career, etc.). The Swahili tradition has a great symbol to represent one's perceptions and goals. The Swahili Sankofa embodies three concepts: honoring the past, finding one's purpose in the present, and discovering one's destiny. As the old year dies, it can be used to set the heart's intentions for the coming year.
Introduce your child to this beneficial Swahili practice by encouraging him to set his goals and intentions in a Sankofa! Using the Sankofa will remind him that his choices determine his life's course.