Taratibu Youth Association will visit St. Croix and Haiti in July 2015 and you can become one of our sponsors!

Taratibu Youth Association in Tanzania
August 2011


Taratibu Youth Association offers throughout the year educational experiences with the arts and history of Africa and the Caribbean. Here at home youth involved in this unique program will be introduced to various topics in African and Caribbean traditional and popular culture, philosophy, and performing arts throughout the Washington, DC area, including field trips, tours, workshops, participation in local celebrations and festivals, visits to historic sites, museums, and cultural and art centers. Youth also perform and study various African and Caribbean artistic mediums such as music, dance, theater and visual arts through interaction with families and organizations while traveling in Africa and the Caribbean during educational exchanges. During this annual 2-week intensive experience, youth meet with indigenous artists such as drummers, dancers, and craftsmen to further cultural immersion opportunities in Africa and the Caribbean.


  • Youth experience, explore, and appreciate a different culture
  • Youth improve their ability to communicate with others
  • Youth increase their ability to adapt to new circumstances
  • Youth see things, including their own culture, with new eyes


Planning for our 2015 St. Croix and Haiti trip is in full swing!

To make this trip happen, we need your help! With help from our sponsors, we will embark on this life-changing experience!  You can support Taratibu Youth Association by contributing to this important cultural exchange.

Our trip is planned for July 2015 and we’re working with a travel agent to settle all the details on specific dates and stopovers. We’ll start out flying from DC to St. Croix and we’ll stay there for a week visiting various sites and performing. Then we'll travel to Haiti and learn about the rich cultures and meet Haitian families.

TANZANIA in 2011

Taratibu Youth Association spent three weeks in Tanzania thanks to Shina, Inc.  We toured Tanzania visiting and performing in churches, schools, and orphanages in Dar Es Salaam, Zanzibar (including Pemba), Bukoba, and Arusha. It was an incredible trip for everyone!


Our first journey to Africa was a life-changing experience with some big highlights: we visited an Ashanti village to perform for the elders there, participated in a naming ceremony and received African names, performed at an orphanage, provided school supplies and we visited a place where slaves were held before they were loaded on ships.