This is a sponsored post; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by The Africa Channel’s Ubuntu Awards.
We all know someone in our family, community, or workplace who is truly a selfless soul. They are the ones who continually take action to help build a brighter future for others, for organizations, and perhaps on a larger scale, for all humanity or the environment. In African culture, there is a word used to describe these beautiful beings.
Ubuntu means “human kindness” or “I am because we are.” Throughout African cultures, it’s an essential way of life rooted in oneness and compassion. Ubuntu embraces our responsibility to act towards the well-being of others, the enrichment of our community and the protection of our planet. While Ubuntu exists within us all, there are truly special individuals who have dedicated their lives to creating positive change. These are people who inspire us during times of uncertainty and crises and deserve to be celebrated.
While these people we know rarely, if ever, ask for anything in return for their good deeds, they are most definitely deserving of recognition. That’s why The Africa Channel has launched the Ubuntu Awards. Inspired by the legacy of Nelson Mandela, whose lifelong fight for peace, freedom and humanity, is the ultimate demonstration of Ubuntu, the Ubuntu Awards celebrate organizations and individuals who exemplify Ubuntu, or ‘Human Kindness.”
Now you can nominate a person or organization that you believe demonstrates the true meaning of Ubuntu in three categories: Business & Innovation, Arts & Entertainment and Culture & Lifestyle.
You can submit your nominations now through July 8. Three nominees will be selected in each category by The Africa Channel and a panel of experts/influencers in each field. The public will then cast votes to determine the winners. Finalists will be announced during TAC’s Ubuntu Week from July 18-24, with winners being announced on August 1.
To nominate a person or organization and honor them for creating a positive change in the world, visit this website and complete the entry form at www.ubuntuawards.org.
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