The spirit of Ubuntu

Mandela day last week embodied the spirit of ubuntu as millions of South Africans and global citizens gave their time to worthy initiatives within their communities.

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The philosophy of Ubuntu has its origin in the Southern reaches of Africa and encourages a spirit of cooperation between peoples of all colors and creeds. It is an ‘all for one and one for all’ principle and promotes mutual respect and understanding. Two of the greatest advocates of the Ubuntu philosophy are former South African President Nelson Mandela and former Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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“One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality – Ubuntu – you are known for your generosity.” Desmond Tutu

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As Siyaphambili Orphan Village we operate through the value of ubuntu, the love that was shown to us by citizens of all corners of life coming through to give their time with us, we dearly appreciate.We appreciate the time spent with our vulnerable children, the donations of toys ,food and clothing which is greatly appreciated.

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In advocating for the rights of our vulnerable children we hope that all may practice the values of ubuntu and continue to be of service to our vulnerable communities.

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We thank all those that volunteer their time,assist us and visit our home.May you continue to be generous spirits that add value to lives of the most vulnerable.Mandela Day was a success due to the living spirit of ubuntu that lives within all of us.

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