Initiated in 2019, by members of the Burundian diaspora and friends of the Shalom house who had the honor and the privilege of exchanging, sharing on a concept, both innovative and old, of an education based on the 'Ubuntu;

Designed to respond to a moral as well as a security call to strengthen the resilience of the refugee or vulnerable population, the Ubuntu Academy proposes to develop popular education programs aimed at transmitting knowledge on diverse subjects, such as Leadership and resilience, the environment, the economy, public health, the analysis of social issues etc ...

L’Académie Ubuntu se veut être un espace ouvert à toutes et tous, quel que soit le statut et le niveau d’études. L’absence d’une formation ou d’une éducation pédagogique formelle ne peut en aucun cas constituer un obstacle à la participation aux ateliers et l’apprentissage des modules. Ces modules permettent à chacun de pouvoir accéder à ce savoir, et de partager les expériences qui en ressortent afin d’assurer une appropriation des connaissances et l’application de la pensée critique à des fins d’émancipation personnelle et collective.

Above all, the Ubuntu Academy facilitates the establishment of a social system of interaction to allow everyone to find their place and their way of constructing their thinking, developing their knowledge and relating to others. .

The modules are free, certifying, open to all and organized from January to December online and / or in person.

The Ubuntu Academy gives the right to a “learner's certificate” to anyone who has completed at least 80{18eeec6d52be440851c72f84af3a253ac0c44132395a14858bdc1df3131757b0} of the entire module.




According to Archbishop Desmond Tutu “Ubuntu is the essence of the human being. Ubuntu means that you cannot exist as a human being in isolation. Ubuntu is a reminder of our interdependence. You cannot be a human just yourself; and when you are recognized for the quality of Ubuntu, you are recognized and known for your generosity. Far too often we think of ourselves as just individuals, separate from each other, as you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it shines and it benefits all of humanity ”.

Ubuntu values promoted by the Ubuntu Academy:

  • The respect
  • Everyone's confidence in their ability
  • The motivation to change
  • Recognition of the small steps taken
  • Learning through the exchange of ideas
  • Respect for different points of view
  • The effort to find common elements on which to build