Who are we?
Telem Center for the African Child, Inc is a New York based non-profit organization that provides cultural, educational and recreational programs for children of African descent to explore and celebrate their heritage.
Telem is a secular, nonpartisan non-profit organization.
Who do we serve?
Telem primarily serves children and families of African descent in the New York City region.
What does the word ‘Telem’ mean?
“Telem, a Yoruba term of West African origin, means a safe haven.”
Telem is a non profit providing children of African descent an opportunity to celebrate their cultural heritage, invoke a sense of pride in their ancestry, and increase their self esteem through recreational camping activities, cultural and education programs.
Telem aims to nurture self-aware and confident individuals who serve as cultural ambassadors that go on to effect change in their local and global communities and increase understanding and tolerance in this diverse society.