September 15 marks World Afro Day® , a global day of celebration and education of afro hair. It is a day to talk about the prejudice and discrimination against afro hair and raise awareness in the wider society.
A few cool facts about this monumental day and why you should support not only the movement but ways to make natural hairstyles and the culture it originates from more visible in curriculum development and methods of instruction.
World Afro Day had the ‘World Largest Hair Education Lesson’ achieving a world record for 2017 where over 400 children (and teachers) took part.
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights endorsed the first World Afro Day 2017 and again in 2018!
In 2019, WAD raised awareness in schools, pioneering the first live-streamed ‘Big Hair Assembly’ on September 15th, where over 11,500 pupils signed up from 100 schools in eight countries.