South Africa: Ubuntu Education Fund

ubuntu_logoThe Do Write Campaign has partnered with The Ubuntu Education Fund to provide support and raise awareness of its amazing work. Ubuntu provides world-class health and educational support to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, ensuring they can access higher education and employment. Ubuntu’s mission is simple, all-encompassing, and radical: to help raise township children by providing what all children deserve—everything.

“Ubuntu” is a Xhosa philosophy that implies human interconnectedness: I am because you are. As Ubuntu’s patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, often says of this belief system, “It speaks to the very essence of being human. My humanity is caught up, inextricably bound up, in yours. A person is a person through a person.”

DWC Founder Madeleine Lippey was invited by The Ubuntu Education Fund of South Africa to make a promotional video to raise awareness of teenagers affected by HIV/AIDS and domestic violence.

Click HERE to read the article on her work with The Ubuntu Education Fund: “A Young Changemaker’s Ubuntu Fim”

Click on the video player below to see a clip from Madeleine’s documentary film “Fearless” which she wrote, directed, and filmed on location in the Townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Summer 2011, along with a clip from her documentary film “Mandela Kids” which she produced on location following The Do Write Conference that she organized in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Summer 2012.