The extremely popular Mother Khadijah Farrakhan Children’s Village thoroughly fed youth and adults alike during Saviours’ Day 2021 with activities from martial arts, storytelling and drill exhibitions.
“As-Salaam Alaikum! Welcome to the Children’s Village. I hope you enjoy yourself. Happy Saviours’ Day,” said Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, as she welcomed participants from around the world to the highly anticipated, cherished and unprecedented virtual event.
Mother Khadijah, wife of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, created the Children’s Village to provide programs for youth and their families in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.
This year, amid a global pandemic, the Children’s Village was like a drink of water for the young Believers, who participated on their laptops, desktops, Smart TVs, and tablets from the safety of their own homes.
Activities kicked off February 26 with a youth led Jumu’ah prayer with Ali Muhammad and Holy Qur’an recitation of Al-Fatiha by Samadiah Muhammad.
Ali Muhammad began with thanks to Mother Khadijah Farrakhan for allowing him to speak to the youth and for finding a way to still bring joyous smiles to them with the wonderful affair.
His message centered on having faith in the strong foundation laid by the Nation of Islam, and not to put hope into a world that is falling.
“As a product of this great sacrifice, we as the youth of the Nation of Islam have the duty to make this Nation even greater and build upon our foundation, so let us keep our duty to Allah,” said Ali Muhammad. He asked the youth to start thinking now about what they can do to make their Nation stronger.
“We have been taught that the Nation will never fall again, and it is our duty to make sure that we as youth are part of that reality, and that we do not suffer from being part of a world that is built on injustice,” he continued.
The Children’s Village’s aim to introduce the fun of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to families included a fun and competitive “Fortnight” video game challenge gifting the first place winner with a PS5 gaming system.
The day concluded with a virtual paint party fundraiser for adults.
Day two kicked off February 27 with exciting workshops and the Children’s Village Entertainment Stage, which featured daily story time readings and dance offs.
The Storytelling Room featured Nikki Brown Clown and authors Terry Ann Williams-Richard (“Just Call Me Scholar”), Bernard Creamer (“Who Stole The Soul: The Weaponization of Hip-Hop”), Miriam Muhammad (“ABC-I Love Me”), Sharien Muhammad (“Why I Wear My Headpiece”).
NTP Cartoons presented “The Adventures of Muhammad’s Children” Episode 1 on growing food. There were performances by entertainer “Rico Michael Jackson” who sang the late icon’s hits, Nu World, and Niambi and Khaleelah Muhammad, who presented “Mother Khadijah Can Fix IT.”
Aliyyah, 17, and Azariah Muhammad, 15, have been attending the Children’s Village since they were two and four years old. “My favorite memory in the Children’s Village is when my family flew in from Arizona and we spent the entire day in the village,” said Aliyyah Muhammad.
Azariah’s favorite memory is drilling in the Children’s Village. “And my favorite thing about the Children’s Village is seeing all the joy the children in the Nation of Islam bring Mother Khadijah and meeting new people all around,” she added.
Anias Sanders, a video game master, taught youth how to get into the video game industry. His experience includes playing in numerous video game competitions. As a professional video gamer, he played in the 2020 season as a 2K player for Gen G in the NBA2K League. Mr. Sanders is known in the gaming world as Flacco.
Also in gaming, a very new project by Stephon and Shaheerah Farrakhan Muhammad was designed to master the Teachings of the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad as taught by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan while having a sit down, family fun time.
Saviours’ Day participants were able to join in the fun and battle the Teachings of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad by answering the question, how much of the Teachings do you know? The industry leading game featured in the Children’s Village did not disappoint!
Rounding out Saturday, Christopher Faber Muhammad, aka Brother Chris, a talented visual artist, creative writer, model and actor hosted a youth paint party.
The Aviation in the Nation Team provided a virtual drone simulation workshop.