The Uhuru Kijiji Childcare Collective is an African Internationalist dual power institution of the African National Women’s Organization (ANWO)
The philosophical impetus for building UKCC is found in Point number 9 of the African People’s Socialist Party’s 14 point Platform which states:
“We want an end to the political and social oppression and economic exploitation of African women.”
“We believe in the absolute unequivocal political, social and economic equality of African women and men. We believe that a fundamental test of the progressive or revolutionary character of any organization, party, movement or society is its commitment, confirmed in practice, to the destruction of the special oppression of women and the elevation of women to the rightful place as equal partners and leaders in the forward motion of the development of human society and as leaders makers, and shapers of human history.”
As a dual power do-for- self, institution, the UKCC takes the childcare and education of our children out of the hands of the state that colonized and oppress and kill our children and empowers the parents and our community to assume responsibility over the lives of African children. Our entire community is called on to protect and determine the education, life and well-being of our children. The community is called on to rely on each other as we have done historical. UKCC also provides our communities with the opportunity to mobilize in its own interest consistent with our culture and around questions which brings out the best characteristics of our community.
The UKCC in addition to providing childcare so that women can be freed up to take care of different needs will seek to provide education healthcare and cultural enrichment, teaching our kids their true culture.
The UKCC will allow our entire village to share in the dignity of knowing that we have re-assumed the responsibility for raising our own children.
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