Héritier Lumumba is active in a number of causes and community initiatives. He maintains a strong passion for capacity development and is working with various communities on issues related to justice, equality, and holistic health.
At age 16, Lumumba became involved with the Community Development Foundation in Perth, Western Australia, where he worked as a mentor to Indigenous primary school students of West Northam Primary school.
Throughout his football career, Lumumba volunteered for a number of programs and projects including working with the Salvation Army, UNICEF, and Youth Activating Youth. He made many hospital visits and also dedicated his attention to engaging underprivileged youth.
In 2012, Lumumba was recognised by Prime Minister Julia Gillard for his positive impact throughout many communities and was nominated, by the Prime Minister, to become a ‘People of Australia Ambassador’. In the same year, Lumumba partnered with Afro Reggae to create an international scholarship. Afro reggae is recognised globally for the grassroots revolutionary projects and programs that operate throughout underprivileged communities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Today, Lumumba continues to support grassroots movements throughout the world.