After a couple of requests we’ve put together a dedicated list for clubs, schools and organisations in the UK that teach about Africa. They range from schools that teach about African history to museums and centers that are focused on promoting African & black heritage in the UK.
Please note:This is not a definitive list so feel free to reach out to us and we will do our best to update the information so as to make sure the PDF download is up to date.
Garvey Lumumba Academy, Tottenham, London
An academy that offers GCSE science, maths and language classes. They also teach African history studies.
ATL Learning Centre, Deptford, Lewisham
The ATL Learning Centre provides tuition in Maths, English, Science and MFL to children in Primary and Secondary Schools.
ASD Kings & Queens Homework Club, Edmonton, London
Kings and Queens Homework Club is a youth service group run by no-profit organisation called African & Son and Daughters (ASD). They seek to educate and empower kids with necessary academic tools and life skills to succeed in life.
Westside Young Leaders Academy, Willeseden, London
A leadership and life-skills academy for Black boy's. You can contact them here
Descendants, Acton, London
Descendants is an Art focused school aiming to create an environment where children and young people, primarily but not exclusively of African and Caribbean descent, aged 4 – 18 years, can learn together to appreciate each other’s cultures and traditions.
Aruika Bantu Saturday School, South London
Afruika Bantu Saturday School (ABSS) is a community based project developed to offer black parents a culturally focused educational environment for Black children aged between 5-16. They deliver classes teaching; Black History, Mathematics, English and Science.
Ubuntu School of Excellence, Lewisham, London
First Fruits Saturday School, Catford, London
A Saturday school for young students teaching English, Black History, Maths, Science, Music and confidence building classes. They have also have quite a few African/Caribbean children’s books.
Black Cultural Archives, Brixton
Situated conveniently in the heart of Brixton, the Black Cultural Archives (BCA) is the new home of Black heritage in Britain. The centers great archive collection, dedicated learning space and exciting programmes allows people to explore British History from a unique perspective. BCA also organizes school tours and a range of school activities including; self guided exhibition tours cultural workshop programmes that instils pride in young black students.
Black History Studies, UK
Black History Studies is a well respected African educational institute based in London, UK. They are dedicated to empowering black communities through knowledge of black history & heritage to build a strong sense of self knowledge and unity in the community.
They hold various seminars, talks and offer a variety of courses including a family program to help parents to develop a better understanding of how to extend their children's learning at home.
Nia who runs the NABSS is one of those unsung heroes that just gets on with it. I don't know him very well and I've only met him once but I think the NABSS is a very powerful resource. NABSS stands for National Association of Black Supplementary Schools. It's directory of schools is a little treasure trove.
Black History Walks London
Black History Walks is run by Tony Warner. Tony was one of the people that helped show Bino & Fino to a London audience years ago. He runs Black History Walks. Black Hiistory Walks runs guided tours of London from a black (African) perspective. Black history movies and rare documentaries and talks are also hosted once a month in the London area.