Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School

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Karibu! (Welcome)

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The students at Harambee, live within the city of Philadelphia. The mission of the Institute is to develop and encourage…

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Our Goals

Our Goals

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Our goals are simply stated: To prepare our students for success in life To instill in our children positive attitudes,…

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Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

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Harambee believes education should lead to self-reliance. Education should empower students to believe that they have the power to change…

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Our Mission

Our Mission

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The Mission of Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School (“Harambee”) is “Education for Self Reliance”. We fulfill our…

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NGUZO SABA

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The foundation of our instruction is a value system known as the NGUZO SABA, Kiswahili for (Seven Principles). Founded in 1965 by Dr. Ron Kaurenga, Ph.D., the Nguzo Saba was developed and proposed during the Black Cultural Revolution in the Sixties as a necessary minimum set of principles by which Black people must live in order to begin to rescue and reconstruct our history and lives. The Nguzo Saba, at the core of the annual Kwanzaa celebration, are social principles dealing with ways for us to relate to each other and rebuild our lives in our own image.

 

1. UMOJA – UNITY
To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
2. KUJICHAGULIA - SELF DETERMINATION
To define ourselves, name ourselves, and speak for ourselves instead of being defined and spoken for by others.
3. UJIMA – COLLECTIVE WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY
To build and maintain our community together; to make our brothers and sisters problems our problems and to solve them together.
4. UJAMAA – COOPERATIVE ECONOMICS
To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit together from them.
5. NIA – PURPOSE
To make as our collective vocation the building and development of our community in order to restore our people to their additional greatness.
6. KUUMBA – CREATIVITY
To do always as much as we can in the way that we can in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
7. IMANI – FAITH
To believe with all our hearts in our parents, our teachers, our leaders, our people and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.