"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. We equip people to make a change in our communities.
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 and have recently expanded to Africa with our developmental and empowerment projects.
We created and executed five main projects in the Netherlands namely;
These projects happen across the year at different times. For more information, take a look at the attached documents or keep up-to-date by browsing our facebook page and our website.
Our African Focus: In summer of 2019, we were blessed to launch our official UID Nigeria project with the sponsorship of Haella Stichting The Netherlands, and several private donors. This multifaceted project included ; (i) providing educational assistance to nearly 200 children in the rural areas, (ii) raising awareness of the dangers of illegal migration to over 100 young people and (iii) providing resources which helped to establish some young people in business as budding entrepreneurs. We hope to expand this project in Africa and we need your help to achieve this. More information will be ready soon, including the first phase project report.
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 them, but expanding to new areas where they are mostly needed.
In particular, we plan to
Replicate our projects in rural areas in The Netherlands and other countries, by partnering with local organizations and training their relevant staff to carry on any of the above projects.
Expand and sustain our awareness, education and developmental projects in Africa, following the success of the pilot which took place in Nigeria.
Continue to execute other humanitarian projects
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.