Umbuntu: A Concept We Could All Consider

By Arya Pindiprolu. One of the concepts in South Africa that fascinated me was Unbuntu.  Unbuntu means “I am because you are.” This concept fascinates me because in the U.S.A. we are a very individualistic society, while South Africa is a very collectivist society.  The Hector Peterson Memorial reflects this idea.  A young man named Read more about Umbuntu: A Concept We Could All Consider[…]

Robben Island: Personally Powerful for Me.

By Mandela Namaste. The other day we took a trip to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Robben Island was the prison designated for political prisoners – particularly those who opposed apartheid. On the way to the island, we enjoyed incredible, breathtaking views of the Cape Town skyline, Table Mountain, and the surrounding areas. Read more about Robben Island: Personally Powerful for Me.[…]


By Amy Reynolds-Namaste.  If I had to choose one word to describe this trip, it would be JOY!  The excitement built slowly as we entered the country and the joy was first evident when we performed with the African youth at Buskaid Soweto Strings for a musical exchange. That collaboration was the pure representation of joy Read more about Joy![…]