Earlier this week we posted pictures of Amandla Stenberg at the Ubuntu Education Fund gala in NYC. Here is more information about this great cause and Amandla’s involvement from Teen.com!
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“My name means ‘power’ in Zulu, and Ubuntu is a South African organization. They contacted me because of my name and explained to me what the organization did, and I was really impressed. Ubuntu focuses on helping a specific group of 2,000 children so that the organization can make sure that it has a deep impact. Ubuntu provides healthcare, education, scholarships, and afterschool programs. I just hosted the gala in New York, which kicked off Ubuntu’s mission to raise 30 million dollars in the next three years.”
Photo of Amanda with Ubuntu counselor Nomawethu Siswana
“I would love to go to South Africa to see how Ubuntu is working with the kids and meet them myself. I had the opportunity to Skype with a girl that Ubuntu works with, and she was incredibly bright and really funny. She has such big dreams and wants to be a director—I think it would be incredible if one day she got to direct me. I’m glad that Ubuntu has given her the opportunity to really thrive.”
Photo of Amanda with Ubuntu Founder and President Jacob Lief
“If you’re really passionate about a cause, you’ll work hard enough so that you can balance everything and make time for it. I make sure that I have time to finish all my schoolwork, hang out with my friends and be a normal kid, and act during the summers. It’s about compromising and working hard. A little bit of work goes a long way.”
Read more at Teen.com