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To protect our future, the values upon which society is built must change. We are an independent 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.

 

In development

For the last year we have been exploring the power of food as a tool for integration and transformation.

Emma Barrett Palmer, Founder of humanKINDER, lived on the road for a year between 2017-18 volunteering with her family in The Welcome Tent, collaborating and cooking with displaced communities across Europe. Emma is currently writing these experiences into a book which will feature global ‘recipes of HOPE’.

Perhaps you are involved in, or know of, a citizen-led community enabling people to support each other through one of life’s challenges. If you would like to share your story, please contact us.

“Lift one foot and put it in front of the other, if you keep moving the road is created by itself”, Muka Founder of  MukaCariza  sharing her story at Dutch Design Week 2018. Filmed by Dawit Wolde Aregai of  Queen Production

“Lift one foot and put it in front of the other, if you keep moving the road is created by itself”, Muka Founder of MukaCariza sharing her story at Dutch Design Week 2018. Filmed by Dawit Wolde Aregai of Queen Production

 
 
‘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.