- Airbnb has partnered with the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) to promote trips to Ghana
- This comes as part of efforts to contribute to the success of the Year of Return agenda set by Ghana for the year 2019
- As part of activities to mark the occasion a number of events have been held in the United States of America
YEN.com.gh has learnt that Airbnb has teamed up with the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP) to assist African-Americans to travel to Ghana.
The decision follows Ghana’s declaration of the year 2019 as the Year of Return, 400 years after Africans were transported via the Atlantic ocean to America and Europe.
Airbnb will therefore assist with transportation with specific focus on movements from Jamestown, in Virginia, United States of America (USA) to Jamestown in Accra, Ghana.
Information available shows that the NAACP has hosted a number of events in the USA to commemorate the Year of Return.
Per a report by essence.com, a bus trip was organized from Washington DC to Jamestown, Virginia for a prayer vigil and a candle lighting ceremony.
This was intended to honour the memory of those who were moved from Africa 400 years ago.
In other news, for Chengetayi Nosikhumbuzo Mnisi-Samoyo, leaving her job to pursue her passion for dancing is something she had wanted to do for a long time.
Mnisi-Samoyo, better known as Pineapple, is a Zimbabwean and has explained that she knows dancing is not the predictable career path for an African woman.
Pineapple is nonetheless a dance fitness instructor and a choreographer who began her career in dancing with visits to shows simply to look at how artistes dance.
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