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Boston Celtics tribute to Thierry Kita and Ubuntu

By on April 15, 2010 in News

Here’s a good video (excerpt from “Celtics Now” TV show), featuring Hoops 4 Hope’s Thierry Kita, that describes some of the impact that Ubuntu had on the Boston Celtics:

This example shows how much potential there is when we work together for a common good, and certainly sets an example that we all can aspire to!

For those who don’t know it, Ubuntu is a Bantu term – one that is difficult to accurately describe in English. Our (then) Archbishop Desmond Tutu described it well (read a more detailed description on Wikipedia here), but basically it is describing that we are all connected with each other, and how we can use this for the greater good.

How do you think we could use this Celtics example to positively impact the game here in South Africa?

We would love to hear your thoughts.

Hoops 4 Hope is a global not-for-profit organization that supports youth development throughout southern Africa by providing school-age children with a Basketball/Life Skills program. You can read more about Hoops 4 Hope here, as well as find their contact details

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