Community Development

UBUNTU Community Development Projects

For 2017

Our planned activity has two parts: 
  1. Our focused plan of action or strategy for every country which is managed by the newly appointed management teams in some countries like USA, Canada, Australia, Germany, Brazil, South Africa, Ireland, UK, India, and more. This strategy includes the ongoing spreading of the UBUNTU philosophy and several events.
  2. Specifically identified community projects to help people in depressed parts of the world to start up activities that will sustain and benefit them and their immediate communities. 
Our main activities/strategy for 2017 are:
  1. One Small Town Will Change The world
  2. One Small School Will Change The Education System - A whole new education system
  3. Conscious Music And Arts Festival - in various countries
  4. New Science and Inventors Expo

Specifically identified community projects:

After several years of learning from our experiences in launching numerous community projects and working with volunteers from all over the world, I have learnt a great deal about people, their intentions, integrity, commitment, trustworthiness, and especially ego. It is now very clear that community projects that are not well and fully funded from their beginning to full sustainability, are doomed to fail. It is always the lack of money that seems to destroy the most noble of intentions. But from our experience comes wisdom and a deeper understanding - and it is this deeper wisdom that we are now applying in all new proposed projects in 2017.

While the 2016 Elections in South Africa depleted all our energy, we find that many of our candidates are now being severely victimised by the ruling party in the rural areas. I therefore feel a deep sense of responsibility to ensure that we launch a number of projects in these areas in support of the UBUNTU supporters - who will in-turn help to educate and inform the rest of the community and teach them the UBUNTU way - which they seem to have forgotten. 
I have been in contact with various groups of people, and community leaders all over South Africa and we have identified a few key projects that we will be giving all our energy. Below is a list of the proposed projects  to be launched in 2017.  
  1. The UBUNTU Farm Badplaas has already kicked off in Jan 2017 with our first volunteers arriving - animal rehabilitation and food growing are the main activities here.
  2. Coastal Fisheries and Fish breeding in the Saldanha Bay area.
  3. West Coast - Khoi traditional village, art and dance experience - tourism and culture.
  4. Mushroom cultivation - various sizes
  5. Khoisan Medicinal plants - growing, cultivation, seedlings, seed preservation. 
  6. Seedlings and nursery – with primary school children learning new skills – beautifying their town with these plants and trees – fruit trees and nut trees for growing food along the streets and in the parks
  7. Bakery – a master chef to train our bakers to bake many kinds of bread
  8. Woodwork Carpentry - Internship and training while manufacturing wooden goods
  9. Arts & Crafts Studio – Art, pottery, weaving, fabrics, clothing, shoemaking and more
I will be identifying several project managers to handle these activities in their areas. We will create a detailed plan of action for each project and prepare clear financial requirements for transparent funding purposes. I look forward to an exciting 2017, exploding with possibility and consciousness.

Please keep supporting the UBUNTU office with your donations so that we can keep going and are able to cover monthly expenses. As we grow our costs go up and my book sales are simply not enough to cover all the operating and travel costs. 
In unity
Michael Tellinger