The word “Sankofa” is Akan term from Ghana that means to “go back and get it.” Sankofa 360 is a ten-day, coed, multi-generational immersion actperience in which participants will engage in powerful educational classes and seminars. Participants will also travel to various historical sites and partner with Ghanaian leaders to engage in a civic service initiative in an effort to go back and reclaim vital pieces of our spiritual, cultural, and ancestral history.
Sankofa 360 Briefing
Briefing Overview: Friday March 13th – Sunday March 15 2020
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Overview: The Sankofa 360 Briefing is your first opportunity to meet everyone on the team, learn the essentials of traveling internationally, and how to prepare for Ghana. After this weekend, you will be fully equipped for your 2020 immersion ACTperience.
What will I do?
You will gain a more comprehensive understanding of Sankofa 360, engage in crucial conversations, discuss trip details, and participate in essential trainings to better equip you as a leader. Check out the 2018 briefing agenda. The 2020 agenda is TBA.
What time should I arrive on Friday, March 13?
Please plan to arrive in Indianapolis no later than 5pm est.
What time should I depart on Sunday, March 15?
Please plan to depart Indianapolis no earlier than 1pm est.
Where will I stay?
The Hampton Inn located at 2244 E. Perry Rd., Plainfield, IN 46168.
How do I check in?
There will be a Sankofa staff member to assist you. Room assignments will be given upon arrival.
How do I get to the hotel from the airport, bus station, or another location?
An airport shuttle will be available for pick up/drop off. Pick ups are as needed so please call the hotel to schedule: 317-839-9993. Pick up times are 5am-11pm est. Non-airport pick ups will be scheduled by Sankofa staff as needed. Please contact us asap to schedule.
What will I eat?
All meals will be provided by your Sankofa Team. This includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner (on the days applicable). If you have any dietary restrictions, please email us.
Will I have to pay for any of this?
Your fundraising goal includes briefing costs so you will not have to pay for housing, food, or transportation once you arrive in Indianapolis. Travel to/from your city/state to Indianapolis IS NOT included.
What should I bring?
Plan to bring a bible, writing materials, valid passport, 2 passport photos, African attire (optional), a laptop, and other items for an overnight hotel stay.
What if I need to arrive/depart earlier than the times listed?
We understand this happens and would like to process this with you. Please email us.
Who do I contact for questions?
For any questions regarding the briefing, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: “Sankofa 360 Briefing”