Different backgrounds, different dreams, one global family

In this month’s community gathering, 36 of our Integr8 family (from refugees, asylum seekers and other UK residents) came together to enjoy a series of indoor and outdoor activities that we organised in collaboration with Dartingto Hall Trust and Foxhole Community Garden.

We started the day by exploring our dreams and hopes for ourselves, communities and the world  in a creative activity facilitated by the wonderful Varuni Wimalasiri. People crafted their own pots where they later filled it with soil and planted their dreams.

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There is similarity behind our differences

On Saturday 7th January, we hosted our second monthly reunion event that we run in collaboration with Dartington Hall Trust. We had 49 people, including 4 volunteers and 3 group facilitators.
As usual, people came form different cultural backgrounds including Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Congo, Eritrea, India, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Russia, England, Scotland and Ireland.
In such a diverse environment, we couldn’t avoid exploring the differences and similarities that shape our coexistence through addressing the concept of identity, both the public and the private aspects of it.

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