Most people will understand the name Akoyikoyi by its literal meaning: the birds piping signals the dawn; but it figuratively refers to knowledge or enlightenment. Thus the center’s motto “Awakening Opportunities”: The piping that literally wakes people up in the morning, and enlightens people.
The center will provide developmentally appropriate drug-free activities to replace, reduce or eliminate involvement in substance use-related activities in an environment that is safe. A place where you are comfortable sending kids, and also adult-friendly.
There is a need to improve educational opportunities so the young people are literate, respectful, and learn in a place where they feel welcome, enjoy themselves, and an adult provides appropriate mentoring, and cares about them! This is what Clark teaches them. (information taken from Akoyikoyi site)
Elders handing the kits out to each child.