“The main purpose of education is to train the student to be a proper handler of power. Every form of true education trains the student in self-reliance.”
~ Prof. John Henrik Clarke
Our mission is to provide the highest quality African centered education to revolutionary students around the world.
NKALA Education has been providing online, African centered education since 2009.
Our instructors have experience teaching at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels at various public, private, and homeschool institutions in the US, the Caribbean, and on the African Continent.
We offer both STEM and language courses (and tutorials) including courses in African centered mathematics and science, engineering design, renewable energy technologies, as well as African language study groups.
We are professionals who are educators so that you can experience learning from those who actually do it.
Our Core Values
The following core values are the fundamental beliefs that guide our organization.
Àgbẹ̀dẹ is a professional engineer and a visionary educator who is committed to using his skills and expertise towards the empowerment of African families and communities.
Àgbẹ̀dẹ founded NKALA Education as an online outlet to connect culturally conscious and revolutionary students with the skills necessary to forge their own reality. He is also the founder of NKALA Environmental which provides engineering expertise to communities throughout the African world.
Nyanza Bandele, M.A.
Educator, Study Group Facilitator
With more than 20 years experience teaching history and literature, Nyanza Bandele is a professional educator who has dedicated herself to sparking young Afrikan minds and helping Afrikan children develop the tools to think critically, creatively, and with clarity. She holds a B.A. in English Education and a M.A. in African-American Studies.
Educator, Study Group Facilitator
Samuel Ata Kwabena Duodu Ma’at (in short Baba Sam) is a brother who firmly believes that acquiring at least one Afrikan language is essential for nationbuilding. As an autodidact and polyglot, he is on a quest to master at least 3 Afrikan tongues, beginning with Yoruba and Swahili. Baba Sam is currently a Spanish translator and homeschooler.
He’s been facilitating Yoruba study groups for the past three years, mainly as a hobby. He’s even taught beginner’s Yoruba at Duke University. He has come across and studied with many students with various personal ambitions for learning Yoruba, whether it be the Olorisa desiring to communicate fluently with the Orisa and fellow native Yoruba worshipers, or the 2nd generation Yoruba wanting to hold conversations with their Yoruba parents and grandparents, or linguaphiles who simply enjoy learning foreign languages.
Many institutions do not offer Afrikan languages because they are not considered world languages, in other words they think they are not worth teaching. However, Baba Sam is determined to go against the grain and debunk the common belief that there is no value in learning Afrikan languages or that they are too difficult to learn. He understands how Afrikan languages are vital to the Black community, how much they can expand our consciousness and also bring the fragmented Diaspora closer together. Therefore, through what was once a hobby, he has found a purpose and lifelong mission.
Axelle manages the day-to-day business administration activities for NKALA Education. She holds an MBA from the University of Rwanda.