Our Vision

Our Vision: Institute 54Lights

54Lights offers an alternative to mainstream depictions of Africa and its people. This podcast will celebrate the resilience, strength and extraordinary journey(s) of our guests. And through these under told stories, we aim to change the stereotypical narrative  that persists from dark to light.

In general terms, we aim to expand the audience’s understanding of other people, other places and other perspectives. All with the goal of broadening understanding and empathy…so that what’s foreign is not so.

Post Script: This project finds inspiration from Africans but it is not exclusively for Africans. It is about embracing uniqueness (like Africa’s 54 nation states) while illuminating the qualities that unite us all. We’ll do this through conversation that’s sometimes painful, often playful and, hopefully, always interesting.