Ghana, an Anglophone country of West Africa, is still
relatively unknown in
France, though being surrounded by french speaking countries.
Many Ghanaians also live in France.
The association SANKOFA has therefore been
created to establish a close relationship between Ghanaians and French,
and allow the French people
(even the French with Ghanaian origin) to discover and know more about
and its culture, and also to assist the migrant Ghanaians to well
find their rightful place within the French multicultural setting while
maintaining socio-economic links with their roots.
Based in Paris and Toulouse, France, the association was founded in 2007 by a
Ghanaians and French living in France. It is registered at the District
Administration (n° W313005466). The association SANKOFA is open to all
those who love Ghana, vehemently wish to contribute to its
socio-cultural development, and desire to follow current economic and
political trends in Ghana.
SANKOFA, an intercultural association, has a mission to
broadens bilateral relationship between Ghana and France through
non-governmental means of international solidarity, socio-cultural
exchanges, and economic activities within the optic of sustainable
- to encourage cultural diversity through socio-cultural
exchanges between French and Ghanaians;
- to promote and support the creation and the diffusion of
Ghanaian arts and crafts in France;
bring communities to develop their logic of integration, solidarity and
international cooperation through cultural activities;
promote and accompany socio-economic projects within the framework of
the French governments’ decentralised cooperation policy;
inform and accompany Ghanaians and Franco-Ghanaians in France who wish
to establish or implant their socio-economic enterprises in Ghana.
Domains of intervention
and artistic activities :
- exhibitions, fairs, entertainments and festivals, concerts
and friendly get-togethers (parties);
and manage a cultural and multi-media centre for the consultation and
borrowing of Ghanaian and African cultural products or works, in all
forms, like story and text books, magazines, audio and video musical
discs, films etc.
and development cooperation activities :
- courses in languages, modern and traditional music,
drumming and dancing etc ;
- multi-cultural conferences, colloquium, and seminars ;
- creating cultural links through exchanges between schools,
youth association, clubs etc.
- administrative, legal, and mutual assistance for Ghanaian
migrants in France ;
- feasibility studies, evaluation and moral support for
decentralised cooperation projects and twinning of communities ;
and search for economic and institutional partners for the realisation
of projects in the areas of Community Health and Sanitation,
Agriculture and Food Security, Education, and Sustainable Tourism ;
- counselling and training programmes for entrepreneurs
wishing to establish businesses in Ghana and in France.