Our mission is to unite humanitarians under a new narrative, starting with accessible education that promotes a model of accompaniment through displacement issues.
Our education programs are designed to challenge current sector norms that harm displaced people and humanitarian actors and to promote innovative, healthier ways to intervene in displacement contexts. It is our goal to design our programs so that they are accessible for all, starting with removing cost barriers and geographical barriers. Our programs are free of charge and 100% online so that aspiring humanitarians or those currently experiencing displacement can still participate, learn, and share their expertise and experience with a professional network.
In-Sight Collaborative's Mentorship Program is designed to provide a unique opportunity for current or aspiring humanitarian sector participants to come and get a glimpse at the intersectionality of humanitarian action and how all of us can play a meaningful role from our own respective sectors.
Launched in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program was designed to help establish a professional network and gain valuable sector experience when students and young professionals were unable to find opportunities with other agencies.
Since then, the program has evolved to a direct-mentorship structure where participants with an interest in leadership can start the process of becoming mentors for the next generation of humanitarians.
The Brothers Campaign
The Brothers Campaign aims to raise awareness about the social and systemic stigmas and biases put forth against male forced migrants and inequities in humanitarian assistance to this population.
Since 2019, In-Sight Collaborative have supported The Brothers Campaign through direct aid, advocacy, research, and the provision of team members to help with humanitarian supply distributions and accompaniment of men experiencing forced displacement.
This project is managed in partnership with our friends at Refugee Biriyani & Bananas.
Kinder World Community Partnerships
Kinder World used a community partnership model to provide physical aid to Syrian refugees living in Lebanon. with two chapters in Minnesota and California, individuals, mosques, and schools collected funds to support community-directed initiatives in the camps in Northern Lebanon.
Throughout the pandemic, community leadership allowed projects to continue to operate safely without the need for international volunteers. At a time where many people in need were neglected, Kinder World communities were still supported with food items, winter aid, Ramadan food packs, and COVID-19 response support.
In 2020, Kinder World became Rise Up Humanity and are now their own independently established 501(c)3 organization.
Becky's Bathhouse Dryer Campaign
Becky's Bathhouse is a safe space for displaced women and children to access sanitation facilities on the Greek island of Lesvos, serving the community residing in Mavrovouni camp. Notorious for the horrific camp conditions, the bathhouse is a necessary sanctuary where people can find safety, community, and other basic necessities. In 2019 and 2020, In-Sight Collaborative helped raise the funds for dryers for the bathhouse, as clean laundry was not drying completely in the bitterly cold Lesvos winters.
The bathhouse continues to be a gathering place where people can also find language classes, vocational training, yoga classes, and mental health and psychosocial support, and is assisted by leadership from the affected community in Mavrovouni camp.