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.