We will provide a format, visuals and resources for you to host your own ‘little assembly’ suited to younger children aged 4-9 years.
We hope that you will share the best from your day with us and the nation and tag our social channels @worldafroday
Tọlá Okogwu is a British Nigerian author, journalist, and hair care educator. Born in Nigeria but raised in London, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. Having spent several years exploring the world of blogging, haircare, and freelance writing, she finally returned to her first love…fiction. She is the author of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun. Tola was at the first World Afro Day in 2017 and has seen the movement grow, just like hair…She’s back to pass on some writing tips to young readers and tell us about her latest book becoming a movie.
“Events like these are so needed to help shine a positive spotlight on Afro textured hair. They educate, inspire and most importantly celebrate something that has been misunderstood for far too long.”
Onyeka has a lot of hair – the kind that makes strangers stop in the street. She’s always felt insecure about her vibrant curls, until she makes an important discovery: she can control her hair with her mind!
We are asking schools across the world to sign up and embrace Afro Hair and help end Afro hair discrimination. The event is for children and adults of all backgrounds, who will be joining together in a celebration of hair, identity and equality.
Please ask your school to join in too.
The Little Big Hair Assembly livestream and resources are free and available all year round. You can replay the livestream or integrate specially edited segments into your lessons and curriculum.