Ubuntu Educational Program

Ubuntu means ‘I am because we are’. 

It is a part of the Zulu phrase, "Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu" which can be translated to mean that to be human is to recognize the humanity of others. 

Ubuntu has its roots in humanist African philosophy, where the idea of community is one of the building blocks of society. 

This is exactly what Ubuntu is about, it’s a reminder that no one is an island — every single thing that you do, good or bad, has an effect on your family, friends, and society. It also reminds us that we need think twice about the choices we want to make and the kind of impact they may have on others.

This philosophy encourages empathy, kindness, connection, a sense of belonging, and community building.

Prominent Quotes on Ubuntu

Barack Obama

“There is a word in South Africa — Ubuntu — that describes his greatest gift: his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by sharing ourselves with others, and caring for those around us,”

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu

“We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas we are connected and what we do affects the whole world,” “When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity."

Ubuntu and Kindness

Ubuntu is a philosophy that reminds us that no one is an island — everything that you do, good or bad, has an effect on your family, friends, and society.

It also reminds us that we need to think twice about the choices we make and the impact they may have on others.

Teaching the philosophy of Ubuntu to children is one of our core strategies to empower the practice of kindness and common humanity.

We want to nurture the ideology and concept of each person being a part of a whole. In that sense, in order for each person to feel loved, accepted, encouraged and understood; they must attempt to make others feel that way too. 

Children and young people will be taught to see the joy of others as their own, as well as share in the pains of the people around them; ultimately pioneering a generation that leaves no one wounded, mistreated or abused.

‘’In Africa, there is a concept known as ‘Ubuntu’ – the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world, it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievement of others.’’

– Nelson Mandela

Ubuntu Educational Programme

To get where we want to be, it is important that we cultivate the fundamental principles of Ubuntu in children. This is to ensure that these philosophies are ingrained in them as early as possible, shaping them into the individuals they will be for the rest of their lives. 

Our Ubuntu educational programme is a tailored workshop and educational sessions available to all children and young adults aged 8 - 16 irrespective of race, perceived academic ability or socioeconomic status. It is primarily focused on fostering character development and teaching vital life skills. 

We employ an array of techniques targeting the social, mental and cultural development of the participants, and they range from interactive and educational activities to the creation of opportunities to showcase what they have learnt. 

Our professionals have a wealth of knowledge and experience and come from a variety of diverse, rich cultural backgrounds. They are dedicated to bringing out the best in every child involved in the programme.

For parents and guardians who want a better understanding of the philosophy and the programme in general, we have resources and events specifically designed to answer your questions and even get involved in the learning experience.

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