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The Resource 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

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

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I am because you are : how the spirit of ubuntu inspired an unlikely friendship and transformed a community
Title
I am because you are
Title remainder
how the spirit of ubuntu inspired an unlikely friendship and transformed a community
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Lief with Andrea Thompson ; foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
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. Shunning traditional development models, Ubuntu has redefined the concept of scale, focusing on how deeply it can impact each child's life rather than how many it can reach. Ubuntu provides everything a child needs and deserves, from prenatal care for pregnant mothers to support through university-essentially, from cradle to career. Their child-centered approach reminds us that one's birthplace should not determine one's future. I Am Because You Are sets forth an unflinching portrayal of the unique rewards and challenges of the nonprofit world while offering a bold vision for a new model of development"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lief, Jacob
Dewey number
362.70968
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV801.S62
LC item number
L54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, Andrea
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lief, Jacob
  • Ubuntu Education Fund
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Children
  • Nonprofit organizations
Label
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
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9781623366612
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015009896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 2286135
  • (OCoLC)906027869
  • (OCoLC)ocn906027869
  • 2269410
  • 2286135
Label
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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 210 pages
Isbn
9781623366612
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2015009896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • 2286135
  • (OCoLC)906027869
  • (OCoLC)ocn906027869
  • 2269410
  • 2286135

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