Kawaida which is an ongoing synthesis of the best of African thought and practice in constant exchange with the world. One of its central tenets is that culture is the fundamental source of a people's identity, purpose and direction. Thus, Kawaida is, in fact, a continuous dialogue with African culture, asking questions and seeking answers to central and enduring concerns of the African and human community. The set of principles which put forth is the Nguzo Saba (The Seven Principles).