It is 54 years since Kenya gained independence. We have had an influx of refugees. Some of the citizens have been tolerant while others have looked down upon the refugees. It feels bad and uneasy to be discriminated upon in a foreign country. This has not only caused stress but also depression. The Open Dialogue project seeks to have forums and football tournament where the refugees and the inhabitants in Mathare and Eastleigh will have a honest conversation to foster inclusion and tolerance
This project will break the cycle of intolerance and discrimination among the refugee. Through open discussion and football we are able to come together in unison and agree on some fundamental issues that our society is facing. The intention is to create a conducive environment for all regardless of someone's nationality or religion. We want to have a society that blossoms together and is tolerant . The world is a global village and everyone needs to feel that they are at home wherever they are
(1) Collaboration among the local and the refugees in implementing community project (2) Cultivating the culture of tolerance in the coming generations (3) Creating safe spaces where people can interacts and share ideas (4) Inclusion in the design of future projects. (5) Building friendship and trust between the locals and the expatriates.