The word Ujima ("oo-JEE-mah") is a Ki ("kee") Swahili* word that means "Collective Work and Responsibility": To build and maintain our community together and to make our brother's and sister's problems our problems and to solve them together". Ujima is exactly what this project...this movement... is all about.
*Swahili (Kiswahili among its speakers) is a Bantu language spoken in East and Central Africa, including Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Rwanda and Burundi, Somalia, and the Comoro Islands
Collective work and responsibility
Buchtel Community "Stats"
Community Vision Statement
Created on October 13, 2011, at the Project Ujima Kick-off
We envision a community that values diversity and maintains high standards in a safe and nurturing environment that builds independence and economic self-sufficiency, while educating our community in the knowledge of self and promoting a healthy quality of life for all throughout the life cycle.
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The Miami Foundation, a tax exempt 501(c)(3), serves as Project Ujima's fiscal agent.
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