Ujima Project

Ujima is a Kiswahili word that means “familyhood”.   It is also recognized as an Afrikan Kwanzaa principle, “Collective Work & Responsibility” (Making our brothers & sisters problems our problems, and working to solve them together).  This principle is the basis of the program.

Activities include; regular volunteer visits to the Nebraska Correctional Facilities particularly Harambee Afrikan Cultural Organization meetings in the Lincoln & Tecumseh penitentiaries & the Omaha Youth Detention Facility, Children with Incarcerated Parents Program to provide transportation for children to visit parents who are incarcerated, and transportation for families to visit incarcerated family members.

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