Ubuntu Philosophy From Wikipedia Ubuntu (Zulu) is a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity." It is
often translated as "I am because we are," or "humanity towards others," or in Xhosa, but is often used
       in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity."

Colorful Flags Founder, Dr. Renford Reese, met with South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu in
Tutu's office in 1998 at Emory University while he was a Visiting Scholar. The two discussed the
Colorful Flags program and the South African concept of Ubuntu. Reese was inspired to travel to
  Africa in 2000 with the CIEE program. He went on to popularize the concept of Ubuntu in the U.S.