About Us

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About Us

Shidaa Projects, Inc. is a Vermont based 501(c)(3) non profit organization with a dual mission focused on:

1) Cultural education and diversity through sharing West African dances, drumming and other activities, and

2) Improving the lives of families, students and schools through our Help the Needy Project which support the less fortunate in Ghana by collecting and shipping new and gently used goods.

Our workshops and performances include drumming, dance, fabric printing using Adinkra symbols, drum making, beading, and cooking.  These activities are created to incorporate all ages.c


Our workshops are resourceful means of introducing students and teachers to the knowledge of rich African culture and traditions.


Our Residencies are specifically designed for school children from kindergarten through twelfth grade.

School Cultural Activities

Based on the grades of our target audiences, activities could range from simple "Anansi" story telling for younger kids, to dance drumming and choreography for older children.

Shidaa Project Inc

Some of our current programs

Meet Us

Our Staff

Heather Preis Mensah, MBA

Executive Director

Team Ghana

Following our deep passion for reaching the needy and less privileged in Ghana where various ethnographic challenges are confronted (not to mention the ongoing challenges the Covid-19 has created), the need for a strong, stable, & well organized local team is paramount. Shidaa Projects, Inc. is represented in Ghana by Team Ghana, a three member group of dedicated individuals with various philanthropic, human-centered, & customer-oriented project experiences. The team serves as a reliable bridge between goods shipped from the United States to the designated recipients (schools, children, students, and families) in Ghana.

Our Sponsors

Support our programs and help the needy.

Please contact us if you would like to make a donation to help Ghanaian students and families.

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