Together we can make a difference.
We believe, we are ONE PEOPLE, a family, who should work together for ONE FUTURE.
As descendants of Africa living in the west, both continental & historical Diaspora, we often struggle to reach out and connect with one another. People tend to isolate and mainly congregate on ethnic, religious or social groups online and offline. This is because individualism is often prized over community. Plus, the many community institutions that are meant to serve us are also highly fragmented.
One people but divided and many organisations yet fragmented.
To understand the effects of this, we needed to carry out extensive research. Hence, with a few circles of friends, we decided to start a research group called "Success In You" to better understand our communities’ many struggles. We also attended many events, meetup sessions both online and offline and created a landing page to gather more data on the African Diaspora as a whole. The results were amazing! We have a lot of talented individuals and many community groups but the lack of structure and organisation has created mistrust amongst one another.
Additionally, we learnt that Historical African Diasporas all around the world were starting to embrace their African roots. These Diaspora communities are spread out all over the world, for example in the USA, where we find African Americans, from the Caribbean, Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti to mention a few, in South America Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela. Many of whom are without first-hand knowledge of their roots and have only shaped their views of Africa based upon what has been said and written in both the media and distorted history books which tell of a continent, war-torn, death and despair. This was well encapsulated by the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
The danger of a single story.
Finally, With each data gathered, it quickly became evident that our community needed a central place to discuss, debate and become custodians of our narrative. We knew we were at a pivotal point, and that a central platform was needed to shift the conversation, exchange ideas and find solutions. Hence, WeAfric was born to change that was long overdue and flip the false narrative around our misrepresented identity, and create one that accurately showcases the glory of our community, the richness of our heritage, and the joy of our culture. We hope the next generation will grow up knowing that the time for our story to be told through third parties is over.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
We found ourselves always saying “I wish someone did XYZ!” in our community, this was a sign that there is a niche we can fill. It is also more beneficial to take small steps to make the world a better place and encouraging others to follow footsteps.
Weafric is far more than just a networking platform; we are a tribe revolutionising African connection and hope you become part of the movement.
At the moment, Weafric primary goal is to serve the African diaspora community. However, in the future, we plan to have a positive influence and act as a bridge between the African diaspora and origin countries.