Uyolo, the community of Changemakers
Uyolo was born after one of our founders visited South Africa. During her studies in International Development, Alessandra lived in Cape Town to carry out an internship with a local non-profit organization. Here Alessandra witnessed for the first time the strong inequalities that still remain after 25 years from the end of apartheid, and was inspired by the tireless work of local nonprofits who struggle every day to make a difference.
How many of us would like to make a difference, but do not know where to start from, or whom to trust?
It is from this desire to make active citizenship an integral and fun part of our daily life that comes Uyolo, a community for changemakers.
We have created the Uyolo App, a social network for social impact, based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. With the App, you can learn more about the SDGs, engage with your friends and make new ones, while... changing the WORLD!
Uyolo means "happiness" in the Xhosa language, the mother tongue of Nelson Mandela. Our philosophy is based on the certainty that caring and sharing can lead to true happiness, and we all have the power to do so.
As Nelson Mandela said, "Your way of playing small is not needed in the world. Who are you not to be exceptional"?
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Let's change the world!