Ubuntu 樂於分享

 |2021.05.09
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提要

不識字,未必表示沒知識;在教別人的同時,有時自己會學到更多。

A group of college students had decided to educate the tribal people. They chose a village located on a hill. Tribal people inhabited the hill and the surrounding areas for centuries. The villagers and children there were illiterate and knew nothing about education. Hence, that particular village was chosen.

The student group reached the lap of the hill. A couple of men from the village took them to their place. The tribes lived happily with no use of equipment, modern facilities, etc. The villagers were so kind and made the students feel at home.

They explained to the head of the village about their intention to educate the children. The villagers were happy to hear about it. The students gathered the children and created a tuition schedule for teaching them. However, the students pushed themselves very hard to motivate them and initiate their education. They did many tricks, but only a few kids responded well.

One student gave one chocolate to every child. The kids loved the chocolate, as they had never eaten one before. One student announced a competition. He placed a box full of chocolates near a tree, placed at a distance of 200 meters. He planned to conduct a race to motivate the children.

He asked the students to stand in order, then announced that a child who runs fast and reaches first would get all chocolates.

He counted one, two, and run!

But what happened then was pure bliss! The students were quite astonished and moved by the act of the children.

All children held the hands of the kids who stood next to them. They ran towards the chocolate box holding each other hands. There was only one winner and it was all the children.

The children then happily shared the chocolates among them.

One of the students asked the tribal children, why they did that. One of them replied, "Ubuntu!"

The students have explained the meaning of Ubuntu. It meant "When others are sad, how can you stay happy?"

Ubuntu in the tribal language meant, "We represent what I am!"

The deeply touched students said to each other, "let's spread happiness and love wherever we go."

解說

有一群從事偏鄉教育的大學生,選擇了一個小山丘上的部落村莊。村裡的人在山上及周邊地區居住了幾個世紀。那裡的村民和孩子是文盲,對教育一無所知,這是他們挑選這特定村莊的原因。

學生們到達了山坡上,村裡的幾個人把他們帶回了部落,他們在沒有現代化設備、沒有水電的情況下過著幸福的生活。村民非常友善,使學生們感到回到家般的溫馨自在。

他們向村長解釋了他們打算教育孩子的意圖,村民們很高興聽到這個消息。學生們聚集孩子、製訂教學課程表。儘管學生們非常努力地激勵自己、立即運用很多教學技巧開始授課,但反應良好的孩子寥寥可數。

一個學生發給每個孩子一顆巧克力,孩子們都很喜歡,因為他們以前從未吃過。一名學生於是宣布要舉行賽跑,他把裝滿巧克力的盒子,放在一棵距離二百公尺的樹旁。他打算用比賽激勵孩子們的學習興趣。

他要求孩子們排列整齊,然後宣布,「跑得最快、第一位到達的孩子會得到盒裡所有的巧克力」。

他數了「一,二」,然後叫:「開始跑!」

但起跑時,出現了純粹的幸福景象,這些孩子們的舉動使學生們既驚訝又感動。

所有孩子都握住旁邊夥伴的手,他們肩併肩、同步朝著巧克力盒跑去,所有的孩子都是第一名。

然後,孩子們開開心心地分享了巧克力。

其中一名學生問部落兒童,為什麼這麼做,其中一個孩子回答:「Ubuntu!」

學生們隨後弄清楚了這個字的含義,意思是「當別人難過時,你怎麼能保持快樂?」

Ubuntu在部落語言中的意思是:「我們同屬一體!」

深受感動的學生對彼此說:「無論我們走到何處,都要傳播幸福和愛心。」

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