Hope is what Africa has to offer the rest of the world. However, this hope has not come cheap. Many good people are dead becuase the hope they fought for in South Africa conflicted with the hope of their government. Apartheid tore a nation apart and threatened the integrity of South African culture as a whole. It might sound odd to say, but I imagine that there wasn't much hope for hope for many people during this oppression. Africa is a special place - the birthplace of Ubuntu. I am becuase we are. Supported in their effort to stand firmly on their own two feet with their own two feet, South Africa could influence the world in a ways that I can only imagine. It's hard for me to predict through my young American eyes. So, I won't. My experience in South Africa has shown me the strengh of hope and action. But, where are my actions most needed?