Welcome to London – and the third international Indaba Gathering focusing on Rites of Passage organised in partnership with International Rites of Passage Institute. Following on from an extremely successful Indaba hosted by GTA Rites of Passage, National Rites of Passage Institute, and Wood Green Community Services held in Canada in 2016. New Initiatives Youth and Community Association have taken hold of the baton to bring the Indaba to London. This two day interactive cultural experience focusing on Afrocentric Rites of Passage processes, will immerse those who attend in an exciting opportunity explore fresh knowledge, insights and practice.
About National Rites of Passage Institute Based in Cleveland, Ohio, NROPI focuses on youth and community development and regeneration, through programmatic integration of culturally specific values based experiential processes. Established in 1993, NROPI has trained over 1,000 individuals globally, who have impacted over 10,000 youth from 20 cities, the District of Columbia, and Canada. In 2010 NROPI held its first national conference on Rites Of Passage as a strategy for child, youth, and community development in Lyndhurst, Ohio (USA) at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Campus. In 2016 and 2013, NROPI held its third and second National and international rites of passage gatherings in Toronto, York College, Toronto Baltimore, Maryland, Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History and Culture. A 2018, International NROPI, gathering is being planned for Great Britain, King’s College.