“Umthombo” is a Nguni word meaning a natural beginning or fountain of water that springs from the earth. From that spot on the ground it can form into a well or dam depending on the topography of the area. It can also flow into a river which might proceed like the “River Nile”. From country to country, community to community that continues generation after generation. The heritage from which the inspiration for this Foundation springs is of love, passion and pride in who we are. The term of being back in home territory, coming out of the Presidency made it possible to self reflect and decide to launch NdimLo Cultural Heritage and Innovation Foundation (“NdimLo”). NdimLo (means “this is who I am”), was to focus on inculcating in young people love for Africa and pride in Africaness.