UBUNTU is a Nguni Bantu term meaning “humanity.” It is often translated as “humanity towards others” emphasizing the importance of a group or community.
Our Ubuntu Nation Camp in Malawi is located adjacent to the Dzaleka Refugee Camp (UNHCR), which was created by the United Nations in 1994 in response to people fleeing genocide, violence and war. Malawi hosts close to 40,000 refugees seeking asylum from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, and Somalia. The majority of children and young people at the Camp do not have access to school, sufficient food, or job opportunities. Gradually, we are helping to change this reality.
While in Malawi the volunteer, Clarissa Paz, was inspired and came to Fraternity Without Borders to initiate the Ubuntu project. FWB bought land and started building a community to provide education, nutrition, vocational training and workshops utilizing the Ubuntu mentality. The Ubuntu Nation project aspires to transform the realities of refugees in the world today. Yes, we want to change the world and invite you to form one nation with us.
Our goal is to change lives of children and young people seeking new opportunities.
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Women refugees in Malawi need our help to feed their children.
They are surviving in one of the poorest countries in the world. War refugees, widows, alone with their children, women are desperate to get something to eat and to feed their children. In many cases, they have to surrender to prostitution and suffer abuse in order not to die of hunger.
The first seeds of this action have already been sown. Fraternity Without Borders bought an area of 5 hectares, where this mothers can work, contributing to the project’s sustainability.
They learn how to make biochar – the energy that comes from nature, provides income and is not harmful to health. The solution arrived in July 2018 in Madagascar, in Fraternity City – where 1500 briquettes are produced daily – in December of that year, in Malawi, offered with love by the volunteers and received with interest and dedication by the workers.
In 2021, the capacity to take in children at the Ubuntu School was expanded. The graduation of 90 pre-school students who went on to elementary school was celebrated. With the opening of the new classes, the children have the chance to continue their studies, new teachers were hired and received training and pedagogical training based on the method
Currently, more than 350 students are enrolled in kindergarten and elementary school, in addition to more than 60 babies the daycare facility. The children receive food, school supplies, and school uniforms.