“We reflect the kind of people that we are in our work, in whatever we do.”
Creating a more connected & resourceful tomorrow.
The Ubuntuworks Project collaborates with organizations and individuals on research and strategies to move us locally and globally toward an era of ubuntu. Won't you join us?
Enhancing our active and compassionate listening deepens our understanding and offers more creative solutions.
Seeing through the eyes of others and adopting respectful communication leads to more peaceful relations.
Find Common Ground
Finding shared concerns helps us recognize that we are dependent and accountable to one another.
I AM BECAUSE WE ARE
What is ubuntu?
Ubuntu is a way of living that originated on the African continent and reflects our interdependence with others. “I Am Because We Are” is what Archbishop Desmond Tutu called “the essence of being human.” Around the world most non-dominant cultures have principles akin to ubuntu.
At Ubuntuworks, we understand that our separation is an optical illusion of consciousness. Our institutions too often reenforce these artificial divisions. By integrating ubuntu-based principles where we live, work, learn, and engage with others, we can build a more connected and peaceful world.
The Resource Hub provides organizations and individuals interested in a more connected and compassionate world with data, stories, studies and support for the importance of ubuntu-based principles in our world.
Recognizing Patterns in a Conflict is an ubuntu-based skill in mediation.
To retain employees, give them a sense of purpose and community
Ubuntu is a social awareness and consciousness about our responsibility as human beings.
A new school of thought
Teachers have been locked into teaching to the “aptitude" test. Our teacher training supplements their efforts with critical thinking, imagination, ubuntu principles, and social consciousness.
The Ubuntuworks Project brings together educators skilled in ubuntu-based principles to craft curriculums for educational institutions. Join us in this creative and essential process.
Taught by leaders in the field of creative change, the Ubuntuworks School provides training for individuals and professionals on infusing ubuntu-based principles into our schools, workplaces, corporations, and the practice of law.
why we do it
Our mission to succeed
The Ubuntuworks Project, a 501 (c)(3) educational organization, infuses ubuntu-based principles into our schools, workplaces, corporations and courtrooms, redefining our notions of success. Our Ubuntuworks worldwide community of organizations and individuals share research and strategies to make a difference and usher in an era of ubuntu locally and globally, strengthening the efforts of everyone working to build a more relational-based world.
WHO WE ARE
Meet the Ubuntuworks Board
The international Ubuntuworks Project board: Eric Sirotkin, Dr. Kapil Narain, Joanne Lefrak, Raphael Chisubo Masesa, and Fernanda Guerra Machado.
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