MAARIFU YA MSINGI ( meaning Basic Knowledge)
1. The Three Ends of Culture – Identity, Purpose and Direction
2. Two Basis for Movement – Tradition and Reason
3. Two Forms of Analysis – Critique and Corrective
4. Seven Criteria for Culture – History, Spirituality/Religion, Political Org, Economic Org. Social Org., Creative Production and Ethos.
5. Kanuni – Rules and/or Protocols of Conduct to be determined and approved by Council of Elders
2) A standardized Harambee curriculum must be completed in order for each Simba to receive a certificate and Simba ID. Mentors may borrow from any curriculum choices for the programmatic emphasis and needs of each locale, though Harambee reserves the right to choose which qualify for a Simba certificate.
An additional strategy and approach for organizing Pan African Youth is to use an approach which was used by African Liberation Movements, named Liberation Zones. We present the following modules for this Strategy.
Liberated Zones would have structures set up for Cadres in the following areas: 1. Education - Study groups, tutoring, community and rural schools 2. Health - utilize community healers, set up system of community health care education and delivery; promote food as medicine (better nutrition); food sovereignty and security; Agriculture programs as revenue generation. 3. Community Escort and Support Services - Train cadres to ensure safe passage for women and children through danger zones; provide delivery service for elders; Counseling for those with mental and drug issues. 4. Leadership Training - basic understanding of politics; organizing techniques; ideological and ethics training; learning diplomacy; making alliances; learning geo-politics. 5. Cultural Enrichment - learn how to use culture as a propaganda tool, via dance, song, drumming, storytelling, poetry, theater, film, sport, etc. 6. Spiritual Development - While respecting local traditions, Simba promotes Maat as our classical form of Spirituality and which unites us on a Pan African level. The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa can also be instructive in this regard. 7. Economic Development - Learn creative ways of marketing the Simba Wachanga brand, as quick ways of raising revenue, and connecting our regional organizations; Learn from our Uganda cadre about micro-financing and agriculture; Learn from our Kenya cadre about how to use technology as a revenue generating source. We must also address transportation needs in our communities, and how we can build revenue from various sources. Energy is another economic source we must exploit. We must also deal with how we gain control over our natural resources so that the people benefit, rather than foreign corporations.
Though any female can choose to go through the same rigor of training as males, for those wishing to engage additional training and skills designed only for females, a Malaika Wachanga will be formed also. The specific curriculi for this program will be designed by a Queen Mother and/or Warrior Queen organization and submitted to a full Council for Consensus.