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To protect our future, the values upon which society is built must change. We are an independent humanitarian start-up with a mission to listen to and learn from our collective wisdom, elevating silenced voices for systems change.

humanKINDER to ourselves, each other and the planet.

 

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 Dutch Design Week, 2018  MukaCariza  “where Africa meets Europe”, Dawit from humanKINDER collective

Dutch Design Week, 2018 MukaCariza “where Africa meets Europe”, Dawit from humanKINDER collective

 
 ‘In Our Hands’, a Calais Reunion in London. Photo by humanKINDER Founder  Emma  in 2016. At the unveiling of his statue in 2007, Nelson Mandela said “it fulfilled a dream for there to be a statue of a black man in Parliament Square”.

‘In Our Hands’, a Calais Reunion in London. Photo by humanKINDER Founder Emma in 2016. At the unveiling of his statue in 2007, Nelson Mandela said “it fulfilled a dream for there to be a statue of a black man in Parliament Square”.

The way I saw humans being treated in Calais Refugee Camp in 2015, compelled me to quit my job leading the first Social Innovation Lab in UK government.

In August 2016 I founded humanKINDER, and a year later I left the UK with my family to discover exactly what she needed to be.

We travelled for a year with The Welcome Tent, an ex-army catering tent repurposed for peace, living and working from our van, cooking ‘recipes of HOPE’ with the people we met. Now I am weaving these stories, hopes and dreams into a book
— Emma Barrett Palmer, Founder humanKINDER

6 year old Felix, describing the first half of The Welcome Tent journey from UK, to Denmark, to Netherlands, to Switzerland, to France, between October 2017 to January 2018.

  T he Welcome Tent 16,000 mile journey was launched by Robin Hood in Nottingham, August 2017

The Welcome Tent 16,000 mile journey was launched by Robin Hood in Nottingham, August 2017

 Dawit and Emma hosted in the Evaluation team at Dutch Design Week 2018. Read about what happened next  here .

Dawit and Emma hosted in the Evaluation team at Dutch Design Week 2018. Read about what happened next here.

 who we are

who we are

  Call to Action  by Founder Emma Barrett Palmer

Call to Action by Founder Emma Barrett Palmer

We made it to the Freedom Farm in Greece - 1st May 2018 - now the real work begins.

 2013, UK a collaboration between Social Innovation Lab Kent and Matthew Snyman,  The Dementia Diaries  is an NHS award-winning book and learning resource, designed and developed with grandchildren of people living with dementia.

2013, UK a collaboration between Social Innovation Lab Kent and Matthew Snyman, The Dementia Diaries is an NHS award-winning book and learning resource, designed and developed with grandchildren of people living with dementia.