ABOUT US

A little about us, KOKÚMỌ, and our mission.

ABOUT US

BRIDGET INUMIDUN OBIKOYA - FOUNDER

Ms. Obikoya is a design engineer whose specialty for the past 16 years has been sustainability in the built environment and urban design.  She is a homeschooling mother whose passion and dedication lie in her culture, art, and learning African history.  She teaches from an African-centered perspective and brings her analytical thinking skills developed from her engineering and urban design experience into the classroom.  


She understands the importance African history plays in shaping the current landscape and cultivating empowerment for Africans dispersed all over the world and on the continent.  KOKÚMỌ was created to highlight historical figures and events, and to incorporate problem solving and practical application techniques in science, technology, engineering, art, and math designed to help successfully overcome challenges in the world today.  


DORINDA PHILLIPS - EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT 

Ms. Phillips has over 15 years experience as a educator/administrator for the largest school system in the state of Alabama.  She was also a National Board Certified teacher.  She advised a multitude of career and technical education (CTE) teachers regarding CTE policies, innovative programs, and other strategies.  She also planned college preparation courses with administrators, curriculum specialists, and other community members.  In addition to her educational duties, she worked as a registered nurse for many years. 


WHY KOKÚMỌ?

KOKÚMỌ, which literally translates into "the child will not die" in the Yoruban language, resonates with the founder.  It is history that is a living and breathing entity, which instructs a culture and its people how to live.  It's a guidebook for the future.  African history, whether on the continent, in the Americas or wherever an African has dispersed, is an instructional tool by which we and our descendants can live and thrive.  Not knowing our history and how it must serve us today and in the future is cultural genocide.  


KOKÚMỌ, LLC teaches African history through biographical sketches and other major events.  It highlights the lessons learned utilizing problem solving and practical application techniques, designed to help us face and overcome the challenges we confront in the world today through science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math (STEAM).  Also, by learning African history and the lessons therefrom, youth and families will have tools at their disposal that will serve as instruments for their intellectual development and total empowerment.