I definitely outdid myself with the graphics on this one but after a lot of playing with my basic graphic design skills and coloring many exemplars I'm really happy with how it came out. Each candle represents seven principles that are on the candles in Swahili and the translations are on the base of the kinara in no particular order. They translate to:
Umoja = Unity: To strive for and to maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.
Kujichagulia = Self-Determination: To define and name ourselves, as well as to create and speak for ourselves.
Ujima = Collective Work and Responsibility): To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems and to solve them together.
Ujamaa = Cooperative Economics: To build and maintain our own stores, shops, and other businesses and to profit from them together.
Nia = Purpose: To make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness.
Kuumba = Creativity: To do always as much as we can, in the way we can, in order to leave our community more beautiful and beneficial than we inherited it.
Imani = Faith: To believe with all our hearts in our people, our parents, our teachers, our leaders, and the righteousness and victory of our struggle.
All of the lettering is a free color for students. I personally liked the look of the lettering when it was left white but that is up to the student to decide.
Enjoy! It was a lot of fun to make this one so I hope your students have a great time completing it