Cheza Nami Assembly
About the Cheza Nami Assembly, Collaborators and Sponsors
This exciting program has won the approval of the City of Pleasanton and Redwood City Cultural Commission who have both awarded Cheza Nami with grants to provide schools with these educational assemblies. Cheza Nami has already provided assemblies to individual schools in cities throughout the Bay Area including Palo Alto, San Francisco, Redwood City and Alameda.
Benefits of the Assembly
- Enhanced knowledge of African culture,
- Enhanced Knowledge of social, global and historical studies,
- A heightened desire to engage in the arts and learn about other cultures.
See what kid's are saying about the cultural lesson plan
Cultural activities such as dance, drumming, imaginative play and song provide interactive, educational experiences while fulfilling visual arts, social studies and physical educations standards of the California State Department of Education.
Through the assembly program, children:
- Develop general fitness, coordination and balance as they explore African dance and instrument play.
- Develop creative expression, practice active motion and develop rhythmic awareness as they explore African dance and movement.
- Stimulate creativity and enhance self-expression through imaginative play and creative movement.
- Are introduced to the concept of diversity and how everyone, everywhere makes a difference in our world.
With such a captivating and informational package, Cheza Nami assemblies are already booking up with the following school assemblies for November 2014: Vintage Hills Elementary, Alisal Elementary, Walnut Grove Elementary, Orion Elementary School, Valley View Elementary, Hearts Elementary School, Lydiksen Elementary.
"I would like to go to Africa. I want to hear them play all of the drums and I want to wear the jewelry. The jewelry is so pretty. They wear a lot of necklaces. I would like to wear them. I want to see some animals too. I want to see a lion. I hope I can go to Kenya" -Samantha, 4th grade
"During the assembly I learnt about they are like us. My favorite part was when the man was playing with the drums." -Unknown student