ORIGIN is a New Initiatives (NI) rites of passage programme. NI is a registered Charity based in Lambeth, London, UK. We trace our history back to 1988. In 2000, we embraced the term ‘African-centred rites of passage’ to best describe our work.
We arrived here by listening to our Elders, accepting the responsibility and by doing the work. Authenticity, integrity and tradition is built into the fabric of all that we do.
The branches of our rites of passage work include ORIGIN for young men and AKUAH for young women. Our programmes enable young people to journey together from childhood to adulthood.