Every day, all over the world, people make one of the most difficult decisions in their lives: to leave their homes in search of a safer, better life.
The feeling of leaving the place where they grew up has been witnessed by most people in the world. Perhaps they would only travel as far as the next town or village. But for certain individuals, sometimes for a short time, but sometimes forever, they may need to leave their country entirely.
Such journeys, all of which begin with the hope of a better future, can also be full of danger and fear.
When they arrive in a foreign country and begin to create a new life, many face prejudice, xenophobia and bigotry on a daily basis. Some individuals end up feeling lonely because they have lost the support networks, their families, colleagues, relatives and friends, that most of us take for granted.
Moving to a foreign country comes with a host of challenges from strange cultural quirks to finding a place to live. But meeting new people is one of the hardest. While implementing Friends without Borders initiative, we believe that finding, building, and maintaining fulfilling friendships is one of the most important things we do in our lifetime.