How many times have we heard that a stranger will form an impression of you, your character and your personality all within the first 60 seconds of meeting you?
Based on what you know, learn and experience, if a person is different to what you consider the ‘norm’, a gap appears. Whether it is Africa or the UK, how can we ensure this doesn’t happen; that everyone has access to information, public services, employment and the confidence to act on it?
We asked what being included means to a community group in Northern Uganda. They said it means being listened to, greeted, invited and treated fairly. These are all human qualities from a village in Uganda that you could hear anywhere in the world.
Ripple Effect is passionate about its vision of a confident and thriving rural Africa. Through my recent appointment as Gender & Social Inclusion Coordinator, I've seen how Ripple Effect is approaching their vision and mission. We want to ensure that our projects reach everyone in a community so no one is hidden, hopeless or hungry. We draw people into our projects who are traditionally excluded because of their sex, tribe, profession or disability.