Saturday, April 25, 2009

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would really like to sincerely thank all the individuals and offices that have supported my trip to South Africa. It could not be possible without you! Thank you Again:
  • Aunt Yvette
  • My Entire Gilead Family
  • Parents and Kyle
  • James Madison College (Dean Garnett)
  • Dr. Granberry-Russell
  • Prof. See
  • Prof. Edozie
  • Aunt Pat
  • Greatest Friends in the World

I am truly blessed to have you all in my life! Thank you again!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Map of South Africa

I will be traveling to South Africa on May 9th!!!! (I am soooo excited).

The main locations that I'll be stationed at are Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban.


The word ubuntu, pronounced ùbúntú, is a humanistic philosophy that originated from the Bantu languages of South Africa during the period known as the African Renaissnace (post-apartheid era). It represented the idea of human connectedness and interrelatedness.

Stanlake J.W.T. Samkange, a Zimbabwean philosopher, outlined the three maxims of ubuntu.

  1. To be human is to affirm one's humanity by recognizing the humanity of others and, on that basis, establish respectful human relations with them.
  2. If and when one is faced with a decisive choice between wealth and the preservation of the life of another human being, then one should opt for the preservation of life.
  3. The king owed his status, including all the powers associated with it, to the will of the people under him.

The maxims of ubuntu seek to assert the value of human life over material gain and political power.