Tailored Classroom Visits

To schedule a visit for your school email africast@pitt.edu


Members of the Center for African Studies team visit local classrooms and provide students with an immersive experience into African Culture. We work closely with different schools and community organizations to schedule and coordinate educational and cultural visits. During school visits, the African Studies student fellows and scholars give presentations about different topics pertaining to Africa as may be requested by the teachers. For example, our scholars share African stories, teach music and dance, teach about cultures of Africa, and answer students’ questions. Our goal is to provide school students with a foundation on which to explore Africa as a diverse continent and learn about how it is unique and similar to our own cultures and ways of knowing in the United States. It is also a great opportunity to introduce the young minds to diversity from multiple perspectives. We are always looking for more schools and community services organizations to collaborate with on things African Studies.


Most recently, we visited Shaler Middle School where our Associate Professor Dr. Meshesha Make taught about indigenous Ethiopian knowledge and shared a traditional coffee ceremony (see banner image). We also visited Carson Middle School where our Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant Bancy Gichovi taught a Swahili lesson. You can reach out to us any time to schedule a school visit and design a presentation that fits into your class, club, or cultural event!