Tribute to Willy Hamilton

Usiko Stellenbosch expresses deep sadness at the sudden passing of Willy Hamilton known to all affectionately as uncle Willy. Uncle Willy’s heartbeat was youth development and being part of Usiko Stellenbosch as a mentor helped him live out his heartbeat. In the past 2 year put his heart and soul […]

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Becoming a mentor: Aunty Anna’s story

I have been confronted with the recurring question of “Who volunteers?” Most of the time the question is discussed because of the understanding that when we have an idea of what kind of person volunteers, we would be able to best direct our recruitment efforts. This all makes sense, but […]

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My experience at Usiko Stellenbosch

I heard Ubuntu defined, I saw Ubuntu taught, and I felt Ubuntu lived at Usiko Stellenbosch during my four-day learning-oriented evaluation visit commissioned by the African Biodiversity Network (ABN). I felt it in the warmth of relationships between and among staff, management, board members and elders. I also felt it […]

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