College of the Desert group to attend education summit in Ghana

Black College of the Desert students receive $1,000 scholarships in Indio, Calif., on Thursday, April 28, 2022.

College of the Desert Superintendent/President Martha Garcia and a group of workers and students from the college’s Black College student Accomplishment Heart approach to show up at an education and learning summit this September at the College of Cape Coast in Ghana.

The 2022 All African Diaspora Convention is section of Ghana’s “Beyond the Return” plan initiative, a 10-calendar year undertaking to interact persons of African descent 400 many years right after the initially information of enslaved Africans arriving in Jamestown, Virginia. 

“This will benefit our Black, African, and African American populace at Higher education of the Desert by assisting attendees and the other Black Student Success Center advisors to generate a extra Afrocentric space on campus,” according to a COD board report. “Additionally, it will support our students connect to the roots from which their ancestors had been stolen.”