Our knowledge
does not exist
to fill the gaps. 
We hold whole
worlds unto ourselves.

What

is

Ijeruka?

Ijeruka is a vibrant virtual education platform uniting the global African diaspora through collective learning and exploration. Through Ijeruka, we honor, amplify and advance our boundless creative capacity and unique insights and perspectives as people of African descent, by engaging in transformative conversations that span culture, personal growth, social and systemic change.

We bring together visionary minds from Africa and the Diaspora

What We're Creating

Explore timeless traditional knowledge and paradigm-shifting perspectives on the most important topics of our time through empowering online learning experiences.
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Courses
Dive into transformative education with Ijeruka's courses, featuring visionary voices and world-changing ideas. These courses are a conduit for critical inquiry and a celebration of African-descendant wisdom
Courses
Events
Participate in impactful dialogues at Ijeruka's events. From seminars to interactive sessions, these events span disciplines, generations, and geographies.
Events
Library
Our growing content library is a rich repository of knowledge, amplifying the voices and contributions of African-descendant minds.
Library
Bespoke projects
Invite Ijeruka to collaborate, produce, facilitate or advise on bespoke programs, events, educational offerings, and research projects.
Bespoke projects

Meet Ijeruka’s founder: Anwulika Okonjo

Our unique experiences, wisdom, questions and creations matter. They have a home here.
Born in Nigeria and having lived and studied across three continents, I have had a patchwork quilt of diverse educational experiences that was fascinating but tragically unequal and unrepresentative. What we know influences so much about who we are, how we relate to others, and what we believe is possible. As people of African-descent, our unique experiences, wisdom, questions, and creations matter. They deserve recognition. 

Born from an urgency to reach students, professionals, and lifelong learners often left behind by mainstream education systems and media, but who are nonetheless determined to contribute to critical conversations, Ijeruka provides a platform where technology, personalised learning, and community converge to take on this challenge.

Ijeruka champions contextually-rich, transformative education that attends to the entirety of our being – education that helps us to understand ourselves so that we can positively impact the world around us.

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MEANS 'WHAT LIES AHEAD IS GREATER' IN IGBO
Every idea, every story and every insight is a gateway for new possibilities. 
We are past the point of return. Here you can reconnect, resensitise, and re-indigenise.
Here is space for deep critical inquiry.
Space to explore new ways of being, seeing and relating, 
Freely. Joyfully. Collectively. 
Here is space to nourish yourself, challenge yourself, and to enact life-affirming practices in a global melting pot with new peers across continents. 
Here is a haven for wisdom, co-creation, and connection. 
Here, education is transformation. 
Enjoy the journey.

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OUR ENDURING PROMISE

CULTIVATE A COMMUNITY OF HOPE.

One that is informed, engaged and empowered to bring about positive change in the world through inner and outer transformation.