International Inspiration is dedicated to supporting projects that connect to the heart of our mission - helping communities in need through education and training, creative expression, and cross-cultural communication. See some of our past and current projects below.
BAYIBY CULTURAL ARTS ACADEMY
The Bayiby Cultural Arts Academy, the first school of its kind, will bring together the best Guinean instructors, locally and from abroad, to pass on the historical knowledge and cultural traditions of Guinea and West Africa. This school will be a cultural hub where local children and young adults as well as the international community can study together to preserve the rich musical, artistic, and oral traditions and histories of the people of West Africa.
INSPIRATION SCHOOLHOUSE PROJECT
The Inspiration Schoolhouse Project gives schools the assistance they need to become self-sustainable through financial assistance, administrative organization, school supplies, teacher training, and more.
CULTURE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
KALOUM DJEMBE FESTIVAL
AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE TEAM
The Williams African Drum and Dance team was a free after-school program for upper elementary students at J. Williams Elementary School in Gainesville, FL. With a focus on low-performing students, this program kinesthetically engaged students in rhythmic learning, enhanced students’ sense of self-worth, and exposed students to a unique cultural experience. Wontanara, a word that comes from the Susu people of Guinea, West Africa, means to come together and that essence of family is what this project promoted.