Cultural preservation includes documenting and studying languages; preserving and restoring historic relics significant to a culture or heritage; and encouraging the preservation and use of indigenous or tribal languages and rituals.
Several non-profits are working towards cultural preservation, language, monuments, and heritage, all of which cannot be done without the contribution of philanthropists and like-minded people.
The Center for Memories (Nigeria) is a repository of the history and culture of Ndigbo, informing and empowering leaders to serve with excellence and integrity. It aims to be the leading hub for Igbo history, culture, and excellence. Based in Enugu, Nigeria, this multi-purpose museum provides Igbo language lessons, poetry and writing competitions artisanal engagement, monthly documentary and film sessions, and has a library.
The Centre for Memories gathers support through financial donations, the giving of resources in the form of artifacts, and donation of time for language trainings and engagements.