FAQs

What is the Ubuntu Love Challenge?

"I am because we are" is the core philosophy of Ubuntu, an African ancestral knowledge celebrating our human interconnectedness. Ubuntu is a calling within each of us to act from a place of care and oneness towards our human family. We are One!

The #UbuntuLoveChallenge is a global initiative inviting to undertake a collective decentralized response to the threats paused by COVID19 and it’s related socio-economic repercussions. The initiative is structured as a global challenge, calling citizens to lead by example and display human compassion and solidarity. We believe resilience is a state of mind. Therefore, everyone has a role to play! Through the #UbuntuLoveChallenge platform, people are inspired to collaborate and co-create a new world through a myriad of heart-centered initiatives, showcasing our shared humanity through solidarity, uplifting stories, know-how tips, beautiful poems, and enchanting songs, among many other things.We give you room to illustrate your unlimited love and creativity. It’s your movement.

Similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge, we want you to mobilize your resources and networks to help solve health, socio-economic or environmental challenges that matter to you. We advocate donating directly to reputable worthy causes rather than through us.

Who are the founders of the Ubuntu Love Challenge?

This global initiative is spearheaded by Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, Vice President of the International Publishers Association (IPA) and Founder and CEO of Kalimat Group, and thought-leader, Mamadou Kwidjim Toure, founder of the Africa 2.0 Foundation and Ubuntu Tribe.

Who is the Ubuntu Love Challenge Foundation?

We are a global non-profit civilian peer to peer movement that's encouraging global citizens and institutions to help communities impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Our mission is to create positive and lasting change across the communities in which we all live and work through a commitment of time and strategic caring initiatives.

Why are we choosing to get behind helping people now?

The current global pandemic has shown our global interconnectedness. No country or demographic is safe from the impact of a virus that knows no boundaries. Humankind is in a state of panic. We're afraid, uncertain, and filled with dread over an unforeseen threat that we fight in unified-isolation. For the first time in history, the world has shut down. In this strange, new, physically disconnected world, we want to invite humanity to rediscover its intrinsic power, mobilize, and coordinate a collective response to our global crisis — our time is now.

Who is benefitting from the Ubuntu Love Challenge?

More than ever before, families will struggle as tens of millions are out of work, kids are out of school, many are at risk of losing their income, and our most vulnerable elderly population is self-isolating.

This digital platform is yours and lives on a hashtag #ubuntulovechallenge. It aims at breaking the silos, ending asymmetry of information and amplifying love frequency around the planet. It will be your home, hosting projects, collaboration, initiatives, knowledge, know-how, inspiring stories, beautiful poems, enchanting songs and different forms of art and science shared by changemakers from around the world to help each of us and all of us grow stronger together.

Support, resources, and donations should be shared directly with people and communities in need or through your charity of choice. Our role is to inspire and encourage the act of giving and sharing.

How do people get involved?

You can visit www.ubuntulovechallenge.org to learn more about the initiative. Begin creating a public response video accepting the Ubuntu Love Challenge. In your video, commit to solving a problem in your community or network. Then, challenge your network to join the movement by tagging them. Lastly, post your video publicly.


You can also follow and invite your friends to follow @ubuntulovechallenge #LoveOverFear and #UbuntuLoveChallenge across Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the latest updates.


Here are our links.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ubuntuchallenge

Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/ubuntulovechallenge

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ubuntulovechallenge

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ubuntulovechallenge/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh6VVTsfwDojA0Y5Uuk_aIw

Why are we choosing to get behind helping people now?

The current global pandemic has shown our global interconnectedness. No country or demographic is safe from the impact of a virus that knows no boundaries. Humankind is in a state of panic. We're afraid, uncertain, and filled with dread over an unforeseen threat that we fight in unified-isolation. For the first time in history, the world has shut down. In this strange, new, physically disconnected world, we want to invite humanity to rediscover its intrinsic power, mobilize, and coordinate a collective response to our global crisis — our time is now.

What if I just want to donate to a cause or charity without participating in the Ubuntu Love Challenge publicly?

For those who may want to donate directly to a cause without participating in the Ubuntu Love Challenge, you are free to do so. Our goal is to inspire people to help each other whether done privately or public

Who determines which cause or charity I should support?

The simple answer is, you do. You decide who you want to support, how you do it, and what your support will be. Please make sure that you work with reputable charities to make sure that your donations reach people who need it most.

How does the online challenge work?

To participate, either get challenged by someone or be the challenger. Then follow the steps we've recommended. Stay tuned as we post daily on our social media platforms about new participants in the Ubuntu Love Challenge.

Do I win any prizes?

No. This is not a game, competition, award, or lottery. If you have the ability to help someone or a community then the reward is your accomplishment and self fulfillment.

Do I need to donate to be involved?

There is no donation necessary to participate in the Ubuntu Love Challenge, but keep in mind that there are a lot of people struggling who need your help. We encourage you to contribute through action, resource, or money, big or small, to help ensure the less fortunate make it through this difficult time.

Are my monetary contributions tax-deductible?

Please consult your tax advisor for more information on tax-deductible contributions and their applicability to your individual situation. This is not legal or tax advice.

How long will the Ubuntu Love Challenge be running?

The Ubuntu Love Challenge kicked-off on April 14th 2020 with the goal of changing our mindset when it comes to solving global challenges, we measure success by how quickly we can pull people out of their challenges. The duration of the Ubuntu Love Challenge will be listed at www.ubuntulovechallenge.org.

How and when will I be notified if I could join?

The Ubuntu Love Challenge is a decentralized and distributed peer-to-peer movement. No one needs permission to help one another. Mobilize your support to your network as early as right now!

Can anyone, anywhere join?

Yes. The Ubuntu Love Challenge is a global movement.

If I'm under 18, can I join?

For safety reasons, we recommend you be 18 years of age or older to participate directly. For younger participants, we recommend participation with the consent of a legal guardian.

Where can I learn more information about the Ubuntu Love Challenge?

For more information, please visit www.ubuntulovechallenge.org, or click here to fill in this contact form.

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