What We DoThe BHRs South American Language Skills Acquisition project (BHRSALSA) is the Black Heritage Rider’s Latin American initiative. We implement community-based ESL instruction which along with educational enrichment resources, give Afro-American children living in South America’s impoverished communities a better opportunity to improve their lives. Our focus is on motivating and helping underserved Afro-American children advance and succeed academically. Providing young children with English language skills create educational opportunities that can overcome the overwhelming challenges of obtaining employment and work experience.
Our goal is to empower African American children living in South America with the skills and tools necessary to meet their physiological needs which include their desire for personal safety and social affiliation. We want to assist in building character, developing self-esteem, and ultimately helping them to reach the point of self-actualization. In brief, our goal is to do what we can to stem the tide of systemic generational underachievement and non-advancement. We are assisting Afro-Colombian communities with eliminating violence and promoting higher education. Our commitment will help African descendants in South American communities achieve the BHREP Year end Development Goals (YDGs).
The BHR in the United States recently established the Foundation for Humanitarian Services of the Americas Foundation (SHAFRO) in Cali, Colombia that will assist in implementing programs and services for the benefit of the Afro-Colombian communities in which the BHREP will operate. SHAFRO is a non-profit corporation and shall operate exclusively for educational and charitable purposes and will assist in efforts to address, educate, coordinate, and provide aid and relief to African descendents in South America with the objective of improving their chances of living in dignity.