Bridging the gap for refugee youth and host community youth to peacefully co-exist and co-create solutions to community disasters/challenges
At a local community organisation brainstorming on the community challenge;Lack of clean water supply to co-create a solution with the community.
OneYouth OneHeart t-shirt.
OneYouth OneHeart community event which came as a result of a brainstorming meeting with the community youth - International youth day celebration.
Refugee youth and local youth from a brainstorming meeting at a local organisation.
EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA
Approximately 75% of Uganda's population is youth and the highest urban refugee population in Uganda resides in slums.
However there is a gap between Refugees and host community youth that needs to be bridged in order to peacefully co-exist.There is need for them to come together as one to solve community problems like; luck of clean water supply and proper sanitation habits ,since they are all affected by these challenges.
We will bridge the gap by creating a space or a platform open for community members from diverse background and cultures to come together, share ideas,brainstorm on the different challenges affecting them and co-create solutions to these challenges.
We will offer support by; co-creating solutions with community youth,Provide necessary information to build on ideas,creating partnerships for them to implement there solutions.
We will utilize community based organisations to serve as meeting space.
By co-creating solutions the community will own the solutions and the implementation will be more effective.
Community members; Refugee youth and host community youth.
They will co-create solutions and effectively implement the solutions.
We will be able to create partnerships which can help them implement these solutions.
HOW DOES YOUR IDEA TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CONTEXT OF URBAN SLUMS AND CLIMATE CHANGE?
The government is advocating for "youth civic engagement" which was the country's international youth day theme.The government wants youth to be responsible for there communities.It is also providing grants to youth groups that have viable community projects.
Our idea will enable youth to have creative confidence and co-create viable solutions/ projects to community challenges.
We will utilize community organisations as meeting space and will learn to create frugal solutions-Leveraging resources around them.
Yes, for one year or less
I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for less than one year
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF
OneYouth OneHeart is an initiative that aims at bridging the gap between refugee youth and host community youth.We focus on co-creating platform with youth to dream, inspire and change their lives and communities.