Ubuntu is a word from Nelson Mandela:
I´m there, because we are there.
In a small village a teacher teaches a class of only 15 students. With modern pedagogy he tries to open up different perspectives on life for the children in a practice-oriented way.
When the class accidentally starts a fire, the village eldest announces that the school should not be attended by at least 35 children. And now at that very moment, the teacher has to go back to his pregnant wife.
He instructs his oldest pupil Gauri to ensure that the pupils continue to come anyway. But when Gauri's best friend is threatened with forced marriage and her brother has to go to work to finance her dowry, Gauri sees her only chance to save the school by turning to the public. Ubuntu' is the story of children fighting for the right to education and so for their future.