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Author Lief, Jacob, author.

Title I am because you are : how the spirit of Ubuntu inspired an unlikely friendship and transformed a community / Jacob Lief with Andrea Thompson ; foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Publication Info. [Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    362.7096 LIE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xiii, 210 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
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Contents The meaning of a dress -- A white boy walks into a shebeen -- One crazy summer in the townships -- From HTML to HIV -- The already-colored-in coloring book -- Outputs vs. outcomes -- Our mission is the same, now let's change everything else -- Taking the stage -- A building with wings -- The pathway -- Epilogue.
Summary "In 1998, Jacob Lief, a 21-year-old American university student, met school teacher Malizole "Banks" Gwaxula in a township tavern in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. After bonding over beers and a shared passion for education, Gwaxula invited Lief to live with him in the township. Inspired by their fortuitous meeting--which brought together two men separated by race, nationality, and age, and by the spirit of ubuntu, roughly translated as 'I am because you are'--the two men embarked on an unexpectedly profound journey. Their vision? To provide vulnerable children in the townships with what every child deserves--everything. Today, their organization, Ubuntu Education Fund, is upending conventional wisdom about how to break the cycle of poverty"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202) and index.
Subject Lief, Jacob.
Ubuntu Education Fund.
Child welfare -- South Africa.
Education -- South Africa.
Children -- Services for -- South Africa.
Nonprofit organizations -- South Africa.
Added Author Thompson, Andrea, author.
ISBN 9781623364496 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
1623364493 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9781623366612 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
1623366615 (pbk. : acid-free paper)

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