Barbados is spearheading efforts to train local and regional educators to become Mabalozi who will foster Afrocentric awareness and culture at the nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary school levels.
Thirty people from New York and four Caribbean islands including Barbados, are taking part in first regional Mabalozi training workshop organised by the Commission for Pan African affairs.
Over eighty Barbadians are already recognised as Mabalozi.
Director, Dr Deryck Murray, is reminding educators of their important role in wrestling against mental slavery and helping students to increase their self-esteem.
This opening of the workshop also included the handover of a symbolic baton.
Youth Minister Stephen Lashley says the eight year old Mabalozi programme fills a void which exists in Barbados and other Caribbean countries.