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International Day of the African Child Picnic

Sunday, August 6th, Telem hosted a picnic at Riverbank State Park in Harlem to celebrate children of African descent. We had potato sack races, water gun battles, played football, jumped rope, played hopscotch and rode the carousel. We noshed on yummy sandwiches and fruit kebabs. See the photos here

Alley Pond Adventure Course

On Wednesday July 5th, 15 Telem Youth and 3 chaperones participated in a full day of recreation, adventure and fun. They worked hard to complete individual and team challenges. Check out pictures of the amazing day here.

Telem Arts & Crafts Day

Saturday May 13, Telem hosted a fabulous Arts and Crafts Day in Harlem. Participants made tote bags with African print and sankofa bird patches, created African print rope necklaces and Ankara flowers, wove beautiful paper mats, created gorgeous paintings and made lovely mother’s day cards. Check out the pictures here.


Telem GirlTime!

On Saturday March 25th, 2017, Telem kickstarted a mentorship initiative called Telem GirlTime! to encourage girls to:

  • take pride in their cultural heritage
  • increase their self-esteem and empower each other to be confident individuals
  • foster love, respect and understanding for themselves and each other
Themed GirlTime events hosted by Maty Sow, Leeann Rizk, Ogechi Iwuoha, and Diana Musa included:
Brunch – During this initial GirlTime event, participants spent time getting to know each other as they prepared a delicious meal to share with each other.
Game Day – Participants bonded and worked on improving communication skills as they played a variety of charades, Heads Up and hand clapping games.
Vision Board – Participants created vision boards depicting their current inspirations and future aspirations.
Career Day – Participants had the opportunity to learn about different career options and ask questions of accomplished career women.
Museum Outing – Participants visited the American Museum of Natural History and  developed their map reading skills while exploring and discussing various exhibits. The day ended with a delicious lunch and Accra restaurant in Harlem.
Movie Day –  Participants watched the movie Queen of Katwe and discussed the importance of pursuing one’s dreams even in the face of obstacles