Karvan is more than a mobile app.
karvan is a movement.
Karvan is using technology to improve the lives of society's most vulnerable & facilitate evermore connection among humans everywhere.
Home is not a place. Home is a feeling.
65 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to war, conflict & natural disaster. One of the greatest challenges facing society is how best to build harmonious and tolerant communities. With the rise of xenophobic nationalism and white supremacy perpetuating a fear of “outsiders” the potential for a united humanity is threatened. However, studies show that innumerable psychological benefits arise from the feeling of adding value to one’s community, as well as from nurturing meaningful connections with others. Integration into the economic, cultural and social spheres is the most effective way of rehabilitating refugees & marginalized communities.
Work environments are one of the best places to meet people. However, as asylum seekers are prohibited from earning money in many countries, they are left with very few social arenas in which to make friends, leading them to feel disconnected, isolated, and demoralized. They are unique individuals with many skills and talents to offer. They want to resume normal lives, make connections, feel productive and valuable — and most of all, to feel a sense of belonging in their new communities. Currently, this talent is being wasted in the bureaucratic backwaters of organizations which can't process papers fast enough to match the rate at which people are arriving. These individuals are forced into poverty, despite having monetizable skills and talents.
Karvan is currently accepting applications for those who would like to be part of our network. We are looking for a diverse, interesting and engaged community of users from all walks of life. Users can contribute any number of skills, from cooking lessons to Arabic or English lessons. The more diverse the better.
You can contribute to our campaign to help make the dream of a #UnitedHumanity a reality here.