PROUD OF MY AFRIC HERITAGE
Adaora also dedicates her time to mentoring, especially young children. Her desire for mentorship soon became elevated after she started to discover the need to bridge the disconnect that children born to African parents felt due to pressures of being part of two heritages – African and American. She noticed that the children she interacted with, most times only wanted to associate with their American heritage due to perceived negative symbolisms of Africa perpetuated by the media. For these children it was only okay to be African at home or around their family members. In school, they did not want any of it. Adaora created Proud of my Afric Heritage campaign (PoMAHC) to reach out to such children. PoMAHC is a campaign to increase awareness of emotional bullying toward first generation American children born to African parents and young African immigrants. This campaign allows adults that have had similar experiences to share the strategies they have employed to overcome their fears with these children. The campaign helps children struggling with their African identity embrace their African heritage, learn how to become comfortable in their own skin, flaunt their cultural heritage, and not be ashamed or apologetic. Adaora hopes more people get onboard, mentor these children and make a difference.