"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
Coretta Scott King
WHO WE ARE
Stichting Unity in Diversity is made up of like-minded persons from various backgrounds, working to build a unique community where diversity is celebrated, community integration is valued and sustainable development is pursued.
Our board is made up of 5 persons, their names and positions are described on the “meet the team” section of our page.
We are a humanitarian foundation existing for the purpose of contributing to complete and sustainable communities, through developmental and integration projects. We work with all members of the community including locals, refugees and asylum seekers to achieve this purpose.
Our projects are actualized through integration activities, raising awareness about related topics, educational support, research and empowerment projects.
Our vision is to become the international body that pioneers sustainable local integration and development in communities around the world. Increasing the awareness of its importance, creating projects, and leading research in this field.
We also hope to be among the top organizations providing other forms of humanitarian and development assistance especially in Africa. Our efforts will be aimed at building a closer and more integrated community where everyone feels at home.
Presently we are active in two Continents-Europe and Africa.
In Europe we continue to work in the area of community integration with asylum seekers and refugees, fostering a healthier community.
In Africa we reach out to less privileged people of all ages within several communities. They include those in dire need of education, skills acquisition and health relief. In addition, we conduct development programs through training and empowerment of local volunteers to benefit such communities as a whole.
To achieve our mission and vision, we organize different types of activities, projects and events. Since our existence, we have been very active in the field of local integration in The Netherlands. We have created 5 main projects namely;
Integration Chatroom (ICR)
Games from Around the World (GAW)
Language lessons and book clubs
Bike Tours for integration purposes
Integration through education (My University Cares Too) Project.
These projects have been recurring; weekly, every other month, every 3 months and during summer period respectively. My University Cares Too (MUCT) is an educational project launched on 18th April 2018, with the assistance of Erasmus University Rotterdam. It assists refugees and asylum seekers with information to access education in The Netherlands, and to build a network within the student community. They are all focused on local integration of refugees and their host communities. We expect that MUCT will grow into an international project, extending to other EU countries and beyond.
Projects planned for the next 3 years.
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On our UID projects page, you can find more information on all our projects.
We created many of these in the first years of our existence. Over the next 3 years, we plan to keep working on the following;
Integration Chat Room (ICR)
Games from Around the world
Bike tours for community integration
My University Cares Too (MUCT) regional and international
Language lessons and book club project
Educational & development projects for Africa and Asia.
Replicating projects in other countries, by partnering with local organizations and training their relevant staff to carry on any of the above projects.
Other humanitarian projects
Good to know: We plan to expand our services to other remote areas in Netherlands where they are needed, to increase impact.
We also launched our awareness, educational and development project in Nigeria this past summer. Our first report will be ready soon.
The foundation has so far spent its income on project creation, plan, and implementation. No staff member has been remunerated since its existence, we have all volunteered our experiences, services and time.
Click here for more about our financial policy.
Our 2018-2019 Financial statement can be found here.
Stg. Unity in Diversity is a tax exempt entity, we have obtained an ANBI status. More details can be found here.