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Yasus Afari, Rastafarian Ambassador to the Council of the Parliament of World Religions is currently in Anguilla as co-facilitator in the Anguilla Stingray Parenting workshops being conducted from July 7 – 13, 2010. The theme of this year’s workshop series is Parenting for Peace and Protection.
In his role as social justice advocate, Afari joins Ijahnya Christian of Triple Crown Culture Yard to highlight the protection of children in families and communities and to assist parents in preventing and responding more effectively to the sexual abuse of children.
Afari’s visit to Anguilla follows a whirlwind tour of Southern Africa and Europe where he gave performances and facilitated lively, interactive workshops with family groups and schools. “He has extensive experience in schools in his home country Jamaica, Canada, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom,” and has also engaged with colleges, libraries, museums and prisons during his tours in 2010. While in Anguilla, Yasus Afari will also participate in the Children’s Library Summer Programme.