Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School

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The students at Harambee, live within the city of Philadelphia. The mission of the Institute is to develop and encourage…

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Our Goals

Our Goals

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Our goals are simply stated: To prepare our students for success in life To instill in our children positive attitudes,…

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Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

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Harambee believes education should lead to self-reliance. Education should empower students to believe that they have the power to change…

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Our Mission

Our Mission

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The Mission of Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School (“Harambee”) is “Education for Self Reliance”. We fulfill our…

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Asili (Seeds) for the Week

For Friday: “VIEW EVERY CHALLENGE AS A PATH TO SUCCESS!”

Black On Black: Taking The Discussion To The Classroom

First Grader Zora Ball Becomes The Youngest Mobile Game Developer

Harambee Institute of Science and Technology

Students Place First at 2013 MESA Challenge


Harambee will travel to Oregon

for National Competition

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Five seventh grade students from the Harambee Institute of Science and Technology Charter School took first place honors in the 2013 Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Bio-engineering competition which was held at the Temple University College of Engineering. 

The students: Radya Hennie, Ahmad Curtis, Aaliyah Ellerbee, Taleah Robinson and Stephano Hines) designed a prosthetic limb device, which was named H3.  Students were able to make changes to the design on the spot and earned their first place title.

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Our Founder

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John Skief was born in West Philadelphia on July 20, 1948. Early in life, he developed the versatile and authentic characteristics of a leader by participating in the All City Dance Ensemble, gymnastics, cross country running and soccer. He also cultivated and maintained a humble spirit as he established city and state high-jump records throughout his high school and undergraduate career.

During his adolescence, John became consciously aware of the injustices African people faced right in his own community. This ignited a fire for service in his spirit, which led him to join the N.A.A.C.P. Youth Council at age 14. Further, under the tutelage of the late Cecil B. Moore, John participated in many civil rights demonstrations for the equal rights of African American people.

 

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NGUZO SABA

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The foundation of our instruction is a value system known as the NGUZO SABA, Kiswahili for (Seven Principles). Founded in 1965 by Dr. Ron Kaurenga, Ph.D., the Nguzo Saba was developed and proposed during the Black Cultural Revolution in the Sixties as a necessary minimum set of principles by which Black people must live in order to begin to rescue and reconstruct our history and lives. The Nguzo Saba, at the core of the annual Kwanzaa celebration, are social principles dealing with ways for us to relate to each other and rebuild our lives in our own image.

 

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