We believe that solidarity does not know borders. To us, solidarity is not just about being there for our friends, family and neighbours; it is also about supporting the people we don’t know. People who were perhaps born in a different country, who might speak a different language, and who we maybe feel less connected with. To us, solidarity is acknowledging and supporting these people. Because they are human, just like you and me.
Being part of #WEnotME shows that you look beyond your own surroundings, and that you believe that we can achieve way more if we think of ourselves as a collective instead of only one.
‘I don’t believe in charity. I believe in solidarity. Charity is vertical. It goes from the top to the bottom. Solidarity is horizontal. It respects the other person. We have a lot to learn from other people’. – Eduardo Galeano
#WEnotME is an initiative of The Present, an organisation that connects entrepreneurs with initiatives, projects and small-scale NGOs that make a positive contribution to the lives of refugees and newcomers.
Read more about The Present here: Thepresentmovement