“Ubuntu”

October 3rd, 2015 Posted by South Africa Photography Project No Comment yet

The native language of many blacks in South Africa is “Xhosa”, one of Africa’s native click languages. Most of the children in the townships we were working with spoke Xhosa, and I remember learning this word from one of the in country coordinators we worked with. This word summarizes what I believe to be one of the most incredible experiences of my life. “Ubuntu”. I could just tell you the meaning of Ubuntu, but like myself I had to understand ubuntu, before defining ubuntu.

Ubuntu is to forget your differences:
To Share

Ubuntu is to explore:
To Play

Ubtuntu is to try despite your circumstances:
To Try

Ubuntu is to play:
To Focus

Ubuntu is “I am because we are” and no power on earth is stronger than this mentality.