The gala was so much fun, with a family-style meal and great music from Gary Clark, Jr. At the auction, guests bid on great packages, including a trip to South Africa to have tea with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and a visit with President Clinton. Wow! The most impressive parts, however, were the speeches by Nomawethu and Bulali. Everyone was moved by their stories of how they came to be involved with Ubuntu. Both my mother and I teared up.
I can not wait to travel to the Ubuntu Centre to see these two again. They were so smart, warm, and funny. I can't believe how much they've overcome, and how incredibly brave and powerful they are. It was sad saying goodbye. I'm also looking forward to meeting all the kids there, and checking out all the incredible work Ubuntu does in person.
U.ME.WE. That's what it's all about.
To read Teen Vogue's article about Amandla and Ubuntu, click here.