Telem Events 2011

Telem Holiday Party!

After a successful year the Telem family and a few new friends came together for some Holiday cheer! We ate, played pool, and there was even some singing! See what happened!


Telem Volunteers At 92nd St Y Teensgiving

On Sunday November 13th, fifteen Telem tweens and teens along with four chaperones volunteered at a long term care nursing home and rehabilitation center in Manhattan. They assisted during an adaptive movement class, participated in a sing along to cheer the elderly residents and created thanksgiving greeting cards. It was a mutual exchange of cultural traditions. The children learned the words to some old time favorites such as “Over There” and they performed “Ambo Sheku Sheh”, a Sierra Leonean childhood game and dance for the residents. They ended the day by transporting residents to a central space for a concert they were to enjoy later. Fun was had by all. See what happened!

Zumba Dance Class

On Thursday August 18th,Telem hosted a free Zumba dance class in Harlem. Doris and Sabrina came all the way from Staten Island to lead the class. Thanks Ladies! Thanks also to Judy, Maty, Zainab and Lovetta for helping out at the event. See what happened!

Telem’s Day at the Museum

Telem spent the day at the American Museum of Natural History. We visited the Brain exhibit, Hall of African Peoples and Hall of African Mammals, watched the Imax movie: Tornado Alley, took a journey to the stars at the Hayden Planetarium and interacted with some hands on exhibits in the Discovery Room. It was the first visit to a museum for some of our participants. What a fabulous introduction! See what happened!

Telem’s Family Day

Family Day was an opportunity for campers, counselors, parents, members and guests to meet Telem’s board and advisory board to discuss our shared vision for the organization. Guests screened a slide show of our first Telem camp highlighting the various workshops the campers participated in, while enjoying some delicious African food. Thank you to Cynthia Richardson and the rest of the Surrey Co-op Board for offering their lovely courtyard space for our event. Thanks also to Andy King of the Bronx Youth Empowerment Program and Veronica Buapim for making it happen. See what happened!

International Day of the African Child

Telem had a Picnic in celebration of International Day of the African Child! We came together to snack on some tasty treats, play games, and read some Krio stories. See what happened!

Pre-Camp Day 2011!

Saturday June 4th was Telem Center for the African Child’s Counselor Training and Pre-Camp Day. Campers had the opportunity to begin work on various projects for their photography, radio, arts & crafts, public speaking and service learning workshops. See what happened!

An Evening with Ishmael Beah

Ishmael Beah, author of the best selling book, A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier spoke on the importance of maintaining one’s cultural background and why he’s passionate about Telem! See what happened!

Telem Launch Event!

Thanks to everyone who came out support our launch. Your support is greatly appreciated.See what happened!

Fundraising Luncheon for the Telem!

Thanks to the United Nations Staff Recreation Council – Sierra Leone for sponsoring a luncheon to help raise funds for Telem Camp 2011! See what happened!