Hakuna Matata Initiative

Hakuna Matata is a social initiative where students empower fellow students through the Ubuntu philosophy.

Background philosophy

We focused this initiative on two core African philosophical values of Ubuntu and Hakuna Matata.

Ubuntu is “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. We live in an interconnected and hyper-globalized world“. We are all a big community and “I am because we are”. With ubuntu we want to grow a sense of brother- and sisterhood as well as intrinsic collaboration and responsibility towards the greater whole.

Hakuna Matata is a Swahili word shared by East African countries which simply means no worries, no problem.

What we do

The idea of this initiative is to

  1. Creating a space for international students for joined activities to exchange culture and participate in local culture.
  2. Encourage interpersonal empowerment, and social and personal growth outside of the studies.
  3. Provide information, orientation and support for international students, for settling in Karlsruhe.


Create awareness around ethnocentrism and encourage people to look past their own / expand on their world view.
To build a community and a safe space where students can achieve the best version of themselves and express themselves in a judgement free environment.