We are a global community driven festival celebrating movement, music, and soul healing.
what is "ubuntu"
“Ubuntu” is an Nguni term that means “humanity." It is often translated as “I am because we are,” or “humanity towards others." Often the term is used in a more philosophical sense to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity.”
who we are
ー Partnering with YOU to build a better world where all children have a fighting chance at life.
We started as a smaller student volunteer group in 2012.
We named our organization Toshokan Sensei (Library Teacher) Our main goal and activity was collecting used books and used clothes in Japan and sending them to Africa in shipping containers sent by the parent trading company Out Of Africa Tokyo Consulting Japan inside used Japanese cars destined to these countries. This way we could save on freight costs.
These books have been distributed to young learners especially in rural settings where there are no libraries. We hope in the future to acquire mobile libraries so we can expand on this initiative. We would also like to assist in building modern toilets for learners in the future.
In 2018 we resolved to register our entity officially as an NPO and expand the scope to cover other areas such as SDGs specifically in education, agriculture, nutrition and sanitation. We also changed our name to NPO Corporation Ubuntu (NPO法人Ubuntu) Our membership is open to all nationalities, genders, religious affiliations, races, ages etc. We are a self-
what we do
ー We carry out activities in accordance with the SDGS of the United Nations in Africa.
Our goals include providing assistance as determined by the schools, parents and
community to improve the learning environment of the rural African child.
Supporting local and sustainable ways of providing school meals to learners. Our contributions are participatory in form and always encouraging the use of local resources, labour and
Support initiatives to provide a clean learning and playing environment for young learners. Contributing towards construction of safe ablutions.
Some learners in rural areas often miss school days when its farming season to assist family in the fields. We hope to provide assistance to families who are vulnerable so as to
alleviate this problem.
Assistance to communities that will add to the well-being of the African child be it at home, school or in the community.
05 WE PROVIDE
06 WE CONSULT
We provide consulting to Japanese and other international organizations looking for partners or wanting to have projects in local communities where we have a foot-print.