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Create interaction between different cultural groups through online platforms or local community support

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Who is the target audience for your idea and how does it inspire the end user to lead a healthier life?

Immigrant families and their local community

A lot of the time when we talking about health is what we eat and how much we exercise. Those are definitely important, but I think we rarely talk about the invisible health-mental health.  Good mental health can be developed when we have a closer tight to our community. When you live in a multi-culture society, you might be limited to the outside world due to language proficiency, culture or religion. 

We can design an online platform or propose a program to the local city to start this.

The idea is to gather multiple individual or 2 families with different background to meet online or in-person on 6 month-1 year period on a monthly basis.

Each time they can eat, have coffee/tea, or workout together and talk. The topic can be anything.

My goal is to build a bridge between individuals/ families who wants to learn and be learned by other people. This can be across the world or within a local community.

What early, lightweight experiment can you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

Create survey monkey questions to distribute to local communities to understand how their life can be happier and healthier as an individual in their community/social-economic group, how they would like to connect with other people in their community, and what can encourage them to do that.

What skills, input or guidance are you keen to connect with from the OpenIDEO community to help you build out or refine your idea?

I would love to hear why some culture, religious or other challenges withhold people from engaging with others. How we can drive an open discussion about healthy community without being intrusive?

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About mental health, maybe Mindvalley can be an inspiration on how to work this topic. I know there's also Mindvalley Hispano, founded by an Argentinian for latin americans

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Thank you so much for the example, Andre! Mindvalley has great learning platforms, definitely great examples that can integrate with my ideas!

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I love this idea! In my hometown Göteborg (in Sweden) there is a project called flyktingguide/språkvän - "refugee guide/language friend" that connects swedes with newly arrived refugees. The idea is that the refugees will become integrated in the swedish society and learn swedish faster, the swedes will get a better understanding, and interesting new friends. I truly believe that while food and training of course is important for a healthy life - a rich social life is the basis of it. Without that you will be miserable no matter how healty food you eat and how much you exercise.

Most of the documentation unfortunately is in swedish, but here is a short intro in english: http://goteborg.se/wps/portal/enheter/ny-i-sverige/flyktingguide-goteborg/!ut/p/z1/tVDLTsMwEPyaHGE3ccjjWAmQqLigiNL4Ejn2xjVN7TR2gfw9phLHgjiwt53RPDTAYQvcijejRTDOijH-LS-6jDX5XXPLsNrkN_jwjI_ZusT0_onBBjhwacMUdtBqF6h3s7721JHdUfDeKDcnGDFhjT-7JjiTP82eIj6Myz4Yq_XJKOq-5QmKOXQ2ZdgNOhppGv1efAVN0ihocSCUosK8TjOVlqqvBfV1ITOVS1kNDF5-a80jjRduhdBGfXlRX6TQ_KHM-pz2Q5m4sXk9HvkqDulsoI8A2_9dcjocKrZcib5a3j8BIzDQ0g!!/dz/d5/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/

Or you could use google translate on the longer swedish text (with reservations for strange translations ;-)
https://translate.google.se/translate?hl=sv&sl=sv&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fgoteborg.se%2Fwps%2Fportal%2Fenheter%2Fny-i-sverige%2Fflyktingguide-goteborg%2F!ut%2Fp%2Fz1%2FlY9BT8MwDIV_TY_gpE277DgESExwGBUbzSVK0jSN1iZVmiL131MqjdtA8832-56fgcEnMCe-rBHReie6pa9YwdOsJE_lY4bokeTo5QO9pvsNws-HDI7AgCkXh9hCZXzU0gdzP2quXavjONrahwQtM-HsuLomKOhxCqNe5k03n6N1xky21vyCJ8i6c5gkdzhDvDHcusaHfqW5Vy0XrhedWJxEiL-ii9eq_kk1KFtDpbayznOKSEFwhgspsaJSbqlERZo3QsHpvxfZskZXaoegWvjNVb7AUN4QZr9e-yPM6QEqQt7e8QGGvqfZfCcknXffUcOC3w!!%2Fdz%2Fd5%2FL2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh%2F

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Ake, thank you so much for your comment. Really great resource! I will read over the program, hopefully the translation makes sense :)