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Epilogue

Ubuntu 4 All´s philosophy and belief is all about empowerment and togetherness. This makes us strong and in the long run, resistant against violence, poverty and destruction.

For 2015 we are currently planning a skills centre for the out of schoolers and the High School youth. Silikamva High School kindly provides the accommodation. We will start with mosaic and woodwork courses.

For 2015 we are also planning to set up a small safe house. Together with the Department of Social Service we will support a lady who will take 6 children at a time into foster care. UBUNTU 4 All will pay for accommodation, food and clothes. Children such as Alex (see: prologue), will be able to find a safe haven here.

Furthermore, our focus in 2015 will be on continuation and stabilization of our current programs and activities. We have been operating for 1 year now. We are extremely proud of what we achieved in 2014. We will focus on partners and projects who energize us.  Our strength is consistency and patience. Even though there are times only a few turn up at group meetings, we continue with the group. At times, toward year end, very few children attended school but we were there with after care. Every participant who is motivated is worth our time and effort and is more than welcome.

We are extremely grateful for all the support we received from our partners and friends, volunteers from South Africa and abroad, organisations and government. We will work on expanding this system because:

IT IS WORKING! TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG AND POWERFUL!

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others

– Nelson Mandela, Inaugural Speech 1994 and written by Marianne Williamson –

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