Sankofa is a popular African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana. The word is translated as, “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.” So, in other words, we say “go back and get it”. The symbol is based off of a mythical bird with its feet planted firmly and facing forward, yet the head is turned backwards with what is perceived as an egg or seed in its mouth as if it is returning or planting.
It is our belief that when we learn more, then we should share that knowledge, and apply that knowledge, to help those left behind. Those people may be our family, friends, former co-workers, church members, our community and more.