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Emanating from deep within the spirit of the African continent, Ibo and Yoruba proverbs have been spreading in varying forms around the world. None is more important than “it takes a village to raise a child”. This flows from African belief that children are a blessing from God to the community, so when the children are neglected or abused the community suffers.

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The communal responsibility for raising children is also seen in the Sukuma of Tanzania. Their proverb reads “One knee does not raise a child”, and in Swahili the proverb is “One hand does not nurse a child”.

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In general these proverbs emphasise the necessity for values of family, overall community spirit and self-sacrifice.

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Their values closely resemble several lines of biblical instruction.

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