Ubuntu is typically defined as the belief that we are defined by our compassion and kindness towards others. It is a Nguni Bantu term that basically means “humanity.”

Since Nelson Mandela’s presidency in 1994, the philosophy gained more attention across the nation.

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This word had so much meaning for 19-year-old Makaila Saylor that she decided to permanently write it on her body.

“I am what I am because of who we all are,” Saylor said.

This word captures the essence of our blog. Ubuntu is the compassion, kindness and humanity that brings us together by connecting ourselves with others and caring for those around us — the essence of being human.

Check out The Humanity Project to see posts related to the meaning of Ubuntu: http://www.thehumanityproject.com/new-blog/

Photo credit: Makaila Saylor


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