🌺 Founder KANAYO I NTUKOGU 2013🎋

PILA is an Igbo sociocultural non profit organization that promotes the social fabric and culture of Igbos as passed down from our forebearers. The Education Center is aimed at promoting the richness of Igbo language and culture via teaching and instruction, and provides an avenue of rich interaction among all Igbo children and others as well.

The continued existence of any language and culture depends on the ability to transfer them to the next and future generation. Our parents taught us what we seek to teach our children, who will transfer on the torch to their children. Our goal is not just to ensure that Igbo language is there for the future generation but also to ensure that the next generation will embrace the language and immensely rich culture of the Igbo with great pride.

The Mission of PILA is to

• Provide Igbo language and culture instruction to Igbo children and other interested individuals
• Serve as a socio-cultural support organization to Igbo Community
• Organize Igbo cultural activities and parties for Igbo children
• Organize seminars and workshops for all Igbo young adults and children

Activities of PILA
The following activities will be the focus of PILA:
• Instructions in Igbo Culture and Languages, including:
o Family
o Marriage
o Births / Deaths, etc
• Instructions in Igbo cooking and table manners
• Home making/Grooming
• Igbo social structure and customs
• Respect and social interactions
• Exposure to career/professional opportunities

To help meet this purpose PILA will

• Promote lasting friendship, understanding, justice, honesty, and promote cordial and fun relationship among members
• Will solicit financial support to advance the activities listed above
• Membership is open to Ndi Igbo (all Igbos) and friends who are interested in Igbo language and culture

• Members shall participate and support the meetings and activities of PILA
Build long-term character development that nurtures decent and healthy living
Energize our young adults to make positive business decisions necessary for a successful and joyful life
Establish strong bonds among Igbo young adults – bonds that are borne out of social and economic networking with deep root in Igbo ancestral pedigree and affinity
Encourage national and international Igbo cultural exchange and programs
Champion Igbo language and culture among all Igbo in social and cultural gatherings

The Specific Goals of PILA include:

Teach Igbo language to all – promoting fluency in Igbo reading, writing, and speaking
Promote Igbo culture and heritage particularly among Igbo children
Stimulate active interactions among Igbo children and adult
Engage our scholars in extra-curricular activities that are geared towards college readiness and preparedness
Create one umbrella for all Igbos (Igbo Nke Anyị Ga-enwe Eze…Isee!)
Our language teaching, training and course curricula are structured to help students to not only understand the language but to speak and write it as well. Our lessons are designed to help beginners and advanced learners of Igbo language and culture to understand, speak, read, and write Igbo Language, and to experience Igbo culture. Our courses differ in their levels of complexity, from basic (level A),  intermediate (level B), and tertiary (level C) offers a wonderful opportunity for proficient speakers to remain connected in the language and culture.

Lessons are available for FREE upon completion of registration.

Registration is now open for 2017 academic Session
Classes and cultural training activities hold every second Saturday of every month
Venue: 4410 Frankford Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21206
Time: 5 -8 PM


Registration is FREE

Every lover of Igbo language, Culture, traditional activities and Igbo drama are welcome.

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