To be the home of wisdom of the African ancestral spirits.
The mission of the Institute is to:
“Engage in a dialogue with the Other World, in order to respond to the longing of connecting and creating a home for OUR souls as Africans, for the sake of healing ourselves, by:
addressing one’s relationship with the visible worlds of nature and community and;
one’s relationship with the invisible forces of the ancestors and Spirit allies.”
Culture is the product of history. It is the sum total of the peoples’ “way of life” It is a unifying factor that contains the elements of common purpose. It contains and manifests the peoples’ spirituality, moral codes, traditions and customs, ethical practices, educational, political and economics systems that from the ethos of the peoples’ life. It is a medium through which the people’s human values are given expression.
Part of our responsibilities is to bring back that culture, the culture of people, the culture of an African, ubuntu, through Umsamo Philosophy and Pride about who we are so as to pass it on to the next generation.
THE INSTITUTE’S OPERATIONS
The institute will focus on the indigenous people’s culture and knowledge, philosophical and theological concepts, traditional rituals and habits and spirituality.
A national and international network of similar companies and researchers, academics, professionals, Social Anthropologists etc will be engaged in order to promote and establish an interdisciplinary promotion of our African Wisdom and indigenous knowledge.
The Institute will do most its work through publications, workshops, seminars and presentations to various people, engage the youth in particular so as to challenge what most people of the past said about us like a German Philosopher, Hegel, who had audacity to say:
“Africans live in a state of innocence. They are unconscious of themselves, as in the natural and primate state of Adam and Eve in the Biblical paradise before the emergence of reason and will. Africans are intractable. The condition in which they live is incapable of any historical development or culture. They have no history in the true sense of the word”
It is this ‘history’ that we will be creating through the recognition of our traditional values and norms rather than to despise them.