Ubuntu – an African word with no literal English meaning but which describes an African spirit of kinship in which people can only find fulfillment through interacting with other people – proved an apt name for a Christian Aid virtual programme to support middle managers across the globe. ALA has been working with the international development agency to introduce virtual action learning sets within the programme. ALA facilitators Ruth Cook and Bonnie Grotjahn have just completed virtual introductions to action learning facilitation for 35 managers across Africa and South America. Christian Aid works to bring an end to world poverty by tackling the root causes as well as its effects. The Ubuntu programme brings together managers in similar positions across the globe to discuss and share the challenges and issues they face and to work with others to bring about change.
Read more about the benefits of virtual working within the Ubuntu programme in Bonnie’s blog.
Ubuntu is very difficult to render into a Western language…It is to say. ‘My humanity is caught up, is inextricably bound up, in what is yours…” Desmond Tutu