Amava Oluntu is a collective of individuals and groups working together to create spaces that encourage reconnection of individuals to themselves, each other and the natural world.
Amava is a Xhosa word for experience, as in the life wisdom and knowledge that one accumulates from birth through every learning encounter along the way. From parents, from grandparents, from ancestors. From communities, from schools, from places of worship. South Africa has a huge diversity of everyday realities. We seek to create spaces of learning that honour these differences and recognize the multiple forms of wisdom we all have to share with each other. We create spaces where, by sharing individual experiences, we equip each other with the skills and knowledge to develop practical solutions that create more resilient and inspired individuals and communities.