Ubuntu Blox Housing Get’s a Grant Write-Up

Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Cathy's Thoughts | 0 comments

Definition of Ubuntu

 “A person with ubuntu is open and available to others, affirming of others, does not feel threatened that others are able and good, for he or she has a proper self-assurance that comes from knowing that he or she belongs in a greater whole and is diminished when others are humiliated or diminished, when others are tortured or oppressed.” 

When we remember what the definition of the word Ubuntu means in Swahili, “humanity towards others”, we see why the Ubuntu Blox Housing concept, invented by Harvey Lacey, is going to become a force worldwide with those who understand that we need to work together to improve our world as a ONE.   Even though Ubuntu Blox is not a full fledged organization or cause it has a leader and a believer behind it in Harvey who continues to reach out to people from all over the world with tweets, Facebook updates and emails.  He continues to build his tribe and those tribes have leaders who will take the concept and turn it into a reality.  Here is a recent write up by Melissa Schilling of Project Hope Art http://http://projecthopeart.org/ that Melissa hopes will fund the organization to get more exposure for Ubuntu as well as the funds needed to get Haitians building Ubuntu Blox homes.  This story really does an excellent job of showing the artist behind how Harvey works and the Ubuntu belief he wants to share with the world.

http://projecthopeart.org/2013/05/28/the-house-that-trash-built-an-open-source-building-technology/

 

 

 

 

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