This week, I heard a really inspiring story on the radio and wanted to share it with the Divinely Moulded readers.
My inspiration for May is Wandile Mthiyane, founder of Ubuntu Projects – Buy-A-Brick, Build-A-Home.
Wandile Mthiyane, founder of Ubuntu Design Group, grew up in the shanty towns of Durban, South Africa, and always dreamed of returning to make a difference in his home town. When the Ethekwini Municipality afforded him an opportunity to study at Andrews University, located in Michigan, USA, he was finally able to meet like-minded peers and make this lifelong dream a reality.
With this urgency and desire to help his South African community, Wandile found opportunities to learn from his professors and classmates about engaging his passion for architecture while using these skills as a tool to empower shanty towns back home. This was the birth of Ubuntu Design Group.
From there Wandile was afforded the opportunity to present his “Half-House Project” during the One Young World Resolution Project Summit in Bankgok, Thailand in . He was awarded a fellowship along with start up funding for Ubuntu.
Ubuntu Projects is currently working on a project to build Mr and Mrs Mtshali a handicapped-friendy home in Umbumbulu, and they need South Africa’s support to help this family and many other disadvantaged families in the country.
People can get involved through donating materials, labour, and money. Construction started in March.
To contact Wandile, you can find him on Facebook. #BuyABrickBuildAHome.
To read more visit: East Coast Radio #HeartStuff