Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility and Community Upliftment

We don’t believe in giving money to worthwhile causes as that only treats the symptom and not the underlying cause. By only treating the symptom, you will never solve the root cause of the problem and will therefore never solve it. Rather like emptying a leaking boat with buckets but refusing to plug the holes that are causing the leaks!

Conversely, we believe in trying to change the hearts and minds of people, one at a time, to get them to accept responsibility for their actions and to do something about it. After all, our lives are the sum total of all the decisions we make, of which there are thousands upon thousands in our daily lives. People in need are often in their situations because of decisions THEY have made. Each decision, no matter how small, contributes to our overall daily experience of living. And if we can alter those decisions for the better, one at a time, we can positively impact those in need and improve their lives which in turn creates a better society for all of us.

Ubuntu is a South African word meaning humanity or fellow feeling; kindness.

The essence of Ubuntu is “I am, because you are”

What are you doing to make your community a better place for all to live in?

There is an Arabic saying, "If you won't carry a torch and I won't carry a torch, where will we get the light from?"

We are all interconnected with each other and actions we take affect others indirectly, the world over.

If we all treat one another with kindness, we will create a kinder world. Conversely, if we are all aggressive with one another, we will create a more aggressive world.

By helping the Velocity Group, you are also helping to promote Ubuntu. Ubuntu is global, universal. The world is increasingly global and due to the advent of the Information Age, all its populations connect on a level never seen before. For example, an event occurs in China, is disseminated via a user with a mobile phone, which is then followed or seen by millions across the globe.

Business and making money propels the world forward, as business leaders endlessly pursue profits. The problem is, the profit model is endless. It never, ever ends, and is never satisfied as it always wants more. That means we will never be satisfied as long as we buy entirely into this pursuit all the time. We say pursue profits but not relentlessly just for the sake of it, but rather with the purpose of accruing enough combined with achieving the Ubuntu Spirit by only pursuing up to the point of a good return, and yet still promoting values that will make the world a better place not only for us, but for our children and their children. Don’t pursue profit for the sake of endless profit only, but rather for enough profit with a social conscience and a will to positively impact the world around us.

For us, greed is a mental disorder that keeps you in a perpetual state of discontentment and lack of inner peace. We would rather make money and ensure all around is happy with the way in which that money was made. Money without integrity isn’t worth having.

One of our definitions of success is leaving the world a better place than when we found it. Shouldn’t it be one of yours?

If you wish to find out more, please visit www.ubuntuspirit.org