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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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Contributor
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"--
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Provided by publisher
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
Instantiates
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
Contents
The meaning of a dress -- A white boy walks into a shebeen -- One crazy summer in the townships -- From HTML to HIV -- The already-colored-in coloring book -- Outputs vs. outcomes -- Our mission is the same, now let's change everything else -- Taking the stage -- A building with wings -- The pathway -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn906027869
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
(OCoLC)906027869
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
Contents
The meaning of a dress -- A white boy walks into a shebeen -- One crazy summer in the townships -- From HTML to HIV -- The already-colored-in coloring book -- Outputs vs. outcomes -- Our mission is the same, now let's change everything else -- Taking the stage -- A building with wings -- The pathway -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn906027869
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
(OCoLC)906027869

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