“Great article. Was having a conversation once on how development should be driven by philosophy unfortunately philosophy in the African countries has long been the western version. No organic ans sutainable development can happen this way hence new models need to emerge.
Here's an Intersting quote a friend out up on facebook that speaks volumes of a different philosophy,
"Today i read a story about an anthropologist who proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?
UBUNTU in the Xhosa culture (where my husband is from:) means: "I am because we are"
Interesting start point?”
ArinaitweJames on Apr 3, 2012 at 14:59:15
“Awesome :-) Thank you brother Mutembei for Sharing !!!! I hope you don't mind me stealing this and put it on facebook and let others enjoy it with us too!
“Great post Melissa great to see how far Ayllu has comes since Brazil. Kenya is also getting the build up of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship and we are working on getting the momentum going faster”