Goals of the Becoming Neighbours Ministry

 

  • To match companions with immigrants and refugees according to their preferences.
  • To provide emotional support and foster independence so that immigrants and refugees reclaim self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • To provide an effective means of cultural exchange in a non-threatening safe environment and in an atmosphere of trust and friendship.
  • To break isolation and help the adaptation into a new society.
  • To assist immigrants and refugees to become active community members
  • To create a bridge between the community and the immigrant and refugee in order to address issues that require systemic change.

 
Becoming Neighbours ministry opens the door to forge new relationships while creating a link to community.
 
The relationship that develops between the immigrant and refugee and the companion provides an effective avenue of cultural exchange: the immigrant or refugee learns about his/her new environment while the companion is exposed to different cultures and traditions.
 
At Becoming Neighbours, WE BELIEVE AN INDIVIDUAL CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
Our “community-based” outreach approach helps to empower immigrants and refugees and makes their integration into the community easier.
 
Becoming Neighbours is a collaborative ministry with a clear multicultural focus.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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