NegusWorld – NegusWorld Wide Party 2017 2017-10-11T00:41:18+00:00
Johwell St.Clien - NegusWorld Wide Party 2017

NegusWorld – NegusWorld Wide Party 2017

Date grant awarded: 10/12/2017

NegusWorld Wide Party 2017 is an initiative to launch its ​first​ ​international​ ​youth​ ​contest. They ​are partnering with the Wild Child Village conscious community (“WCV”) in the Ecuadorian forest to host a two week cross-cultural exchange for 8 black students from Oakland and Paris.​ ​There,​ ​they​ ​will​ ​meet​ ​local​ ​farmers​ ​who​ ​will educate​ ​them​ ​on​ ​how​ ​to​ ​build​ ​a​ ​self-sustainable​ ​garden. This​ ​collaborative​ ​hands-on​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​nature,​ ​will​ ​broaden​ ​the​ ​kids’​ ​mind​s ​and encourage​ ​them​ ​to​ ​create​ ​connections​ ​with​ ​cultures​ ​outside​ ​of​ ​their​ ​communities.

The man behind this project is Johwell St-Cilien, an educator, filmmaker, and philanthropist. Born and raised in Paris, France by a Haitian mother, he moved to New York City at the age of 19 to pursue a different life. He co-founded NegusWorld as an international activism movement that expanded to a non-profit organization soon after he moved to Oakland in 2015.

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