Year of Return, Ghana 2019

Nov 19, 2019


This Adinkra sign, literally means, “go back and get it”. It symbolizes taking from the past what is positive and beneficial and using it to your advantage in the present. It can symbolize going back to your roots and discovering your past in its full glory, good and bad, and using this discovery to transform your world and make it better.

This philosophy is echoed in the Year of Return, Ghana 2019 initiative.

The Year of Return, Ghana 2019 is an initiative started by the current Government of Ghana as a formal home call to all Africans in the diaspora to return home, to Africa, as a commemoration of 400 years since the first slaves set foot on Jamestown, Virginia of the U.S.A.

This initiative, as already stated, is targeted at Africans from the diaspora who want to experience life as it is in Africa, specifically Ghana. It is also an opportunity for African Americans, and Africans in the diaspora to connect with businesses, investors, schools (like Al-Rayan International School) and even make a home for themselves in Ghana.

For Africans who intend to move to the motherland, we warmly encourage you to take that bold step of faith and relocate!

To all Africans in the diaspora that intends to take advantage of this initiative, we congratulate you for being risk-takers and for responding to this home calling to the motherland.

ARIS, as an institution, is always open to welcome new students and parents into our diverse community, and we are ever ready to inspire, empower and transform for a better world. Always remember, “Se wo were fi na wosankofa a yenkyi”. This translates to “ it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten!”.