The word savuma literally means acknowledged and comes from Zulu, the language spoken by the indigenous Zulu people in South Africa who use it to acknowledge its community members. Once an individual of a group has manifested his or her truth and leadership authentically, the group recognizes that with
“We hear you, we see you, we acknowledge you”
At Savuma we aspire each human soul, each part of the community to see and to be seen, to hear and to be heard, to acknowledge and to be acknowledged by one another. When we manifest ourselves in our inner most authenticity and are witnessed by our peers, we can move towards an empowered self and a strengthened community.