I Am Because You Are

How the Spirit of Ubuntu Inspired an Unlikely Friendship and Transformed a Community

The story of a college student who got motivated, challenged the status quo, and started a movement.

In 1999, Teach For America and City Year weren’t yet popular post­graduate options, and no one talked about social entrepreneurship as a career path. But when Jacob Lief, a 21­-year-­old college student, traveled to a post­apartheid South Africa, he was compelled to action. Inspired by the spirit of ubuntu, roughly translated as “My humanity is bound with yours,” Lief moved to South Africa and, with a dedicated team, formed the Ubuntu Education Fund.

With a foreword by Desmond Tutu.

  • EAN: 9781623366612
  • Pages: 240
  • Format: Trade Paperback
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