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The Gbakanda Foundation was created to identify and manage funding and support for Gbakanda’s various initiatives, performances and projects, in keeping with the aims and objectives of Gbakanda.

In addition the Foundation supports and encourages projects related to the research, study, publication, production and dissemination of Sierra Leone arts and culture through the provision of Gbakanda Internships, Scholarships, Grants, but most particularly through the following initiatives:-

GBAKANDA Afrika Tiata
The production and performance of original Sierra Leone writing and the adaptation of works of excellence.

GBAKANDA Academy
The training programme for professional ‘culture performers’. Plans are also being proposed to build or acquire an appropriate building for use as the  physical home of the Gbakanda organization.

GBAKANDA Productions
The publication of scripts, books and a forthcoming literary journal

GBAKANDA Publishing
The publication of scripts, books and a forthcoming literary journal

GBAKANDA Arts Festival
‘Gbak-Fest’ is an annual festival of Sierra Leone Arts & Culture that showcases Sierra Leone performance and visual arts.

 

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