Bridging Divides with the STORY EXCHANGE Programme:
In a post conflict environment, communities continue to grapple with division and segregation. These intergenerational divisions, both visible and invisible, cast a shadow over various aspects of life, notably impacting mental health and overall well-being. At Verbal, we've developed the STORY EXCHANGE programme specifically to support communities to proactively address these divisions.
A Journey Towards Common Ground:
Our unique approach is designed not just to bring communities together but to help them co-create a shared vision. By fostering a sense of collective identity and belonging, we aim to dissolve barriers and encourage a shared vision of the future.
Safe Spaces for Rich Conversations:
At the core of our initiative is the creation of safe environments where individuals can freely express, listen, and learn. These spaces become opportunities for appreciation of others from different and diverse backgrounds paving the way for robust, positive relationships.
Collaborative Community Engagement:
The success of our programme is amplified by our collaborations. We work in tandem with critical partners, such as the Housing Executive NI, Radius Housing and local authorities. Together, we ensure that our interventions are deeply rooted in the community's fabric, addressing their unique needs and aspirations.
Our Visionary Aim:
At Verbal, our goal transcends mere conversation. We strive to ENABLE PURPOSEFUL CONVERSATIONS that sow the seeds of empathy, foster connectedness, and inspire communities towards a shared, vibrant vision.
JOIN US IN OUR MISSION TO WEAVE NARRATIVES THAT UNITE, INSPIRE, AND TRANSFORM COMMUNITIES.
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