Boboto promotes activities oriented towards the world of education, inclusivity and social innovation. Our mission is to promote education as a continuous learning process.
The objective of our programs is to guide children to fully develop their potential and to enable adults to understand that children host an inner richness that needs to be safeguarded and fostered, so as to form active, happy and responsible citizens.
Boboto Benefit Company is a certified B-Corp that aims to have a positive impact on society and on the biosphere distinguishing itself on the market, compared to all other forms of companies, through a virtuous and innovative legal form.
The philosophy behind BOBOTO
The great Nelson Mandela said : “A traveller through a country would stop at a village and he didn't have to ask for food or for water. Once he stops, the people give him food and attend him."
That is one aspect of Ubuntu, but it will have various aspects. Ubuntu does not mean that people should not enrich themselves. The question therefore is: Are you going to do so in order to enable the community around you to be able to improve?”
Boboto is inspired by Ubuntu philosophy, of which Mandela was a prominent ambassador.
“Boboto” is a word in Lingala, a language spoken in the Republic of Congo, and can mean different things: friendship, kindness, understanding, peace and humanity.
In African tradition and culture, the biggest compliment one can offer is “Yu, u nobunto”, which means recognizing an extraordinary quality in a person: the ubuntu. This quality refers to the way an individual considers family members and the community at large: it means “benevolence toward others” in Bantu language. Indeed, Ubunto is a way of life, based on mutual respect. The saying Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu means,“ I am because you are”.
Ubuntu is to sustain one another and to engage in mutual help; it is to become aware not only of our own rights, but of our duties. Ubuntu is a hand extended toward humanity, a desire for peace.