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Hello George, sorry for the delay, you can contact us through this email, g.benitez@entreculturas.org, thank you!

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read our idea! We are always interested in receiving more information about new initiatives, like the one you are leading. Thank you again for your support!

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Marina commented on MEET TO ACT: HOSPITALITY AND HOST COMMUNITIES

Hi @Kenneth Kinyambo , first of all thank you for taking the time to read our project. We are very excited about it, and we truly believe in the impact we can make in the communities.

Regarding your question, in the actual context we are living in, it's not a secret that the xenophobia and discrimination based on the nationalism exists. And that this nationalism builds walls between people living in the same country.
So taking this as a fact and knowing that there are 5.000 people, most of them young and from very vulnerable context, migrating from Venezuela everyday, How can this affect them? When they migrate from their country and arrive to border regions as Estado de Táchira or Norte de Santander, they find regions that suffer unmet basic needs, insecurity, high percentage of unemployment and poverty, difficulty to protect their dignity and their human rights. This instability increases the discrimination and xenophobia as they blame the migrant for the situation they are suffering. So young migrants find themselves with a double victimization situation: being expulse from their territory and being discriminated and rejected in the new region for an unjustified fear based on prejudices.
We believe that being a part of the change heals, they will have to work (local and migrant youth) together to identify, integrate and promote local activities, building together different communities that have one thing in common: their values. This will empower the communities with hospitality and solidarity confronting the hostility and discrimination that they suffer.
If you have further questions do not hesitate to contact me.
Best Regards.