Sankofa2ORIGIN’s mission is to make sure that young men of African descent are proud of their rich heritage and prepared for living productive lives.

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.


One response to “About

  1. maureen (Tenaye)

    Looks good. Shows how much the organisation has matured in the last 2 years and its continued progress. Like the section about our forebears, an important reminder of those that have paved the way for us. Had to laugh at the Forest Retreat images but I know you are all more than capable and look forward to hearing/reading about it upon your return. As ever well thought out and impressive. Classic Origin. From Maureen (Tenaye)