Project Common Ground

Bridging gaps within our community
Project in a nutshellPCG 2019/2020

“Birds of a
feather flock
together”

It is human tendency for people with similar interests to hang out together. Therefore, it is not surprising that we do not naturally seek friendship beyond our own community unless opportunity presents itself for us to do so. 

What is Project Common Ground?

Project Common Ground is a peace building programme designed to provide members from different communities a platform to communicate, create and collaborate.  The project aims to bridge the gap and remove prejudices between these communities by providing them opportunities to explore their commonalities through fun and meaningful activities.  

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Project Common Ground 2019/2020

Our Common Ground

The Malaysians

These Malaysians are a curious bunch of  15 and 16 years old youths who started off with many questions about the refugee community. They are students from local international school and are film-making enthusiasts.

The Refugees

Aged between 15 to 18 years, these refugees are individuals who came from Myanmar, Somalia and Afghanistan. They are resilient youths who came to Malaysia alone and are separated from their parents or caregivers because of unavoidable circumstances in their countries. When opportunity arises, these youths are always open to meet new people and learning new things.

The journey so far

Food is our common ground

Melting Pot

“Food is our common ground, a universal experience.”
– James Beard

Team building through sports

On The Same Team

“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.”
– Ryunosuke Satoro

Coming together is a beginning

Camp Common Ground

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”
– Henry Ford

Thinking Cap

“Everything begins with an idea.”
– Earl Nightingale

Telling Our Story through Film

“Stories are a communal currency of humanity.”
– Tahir Shah

Our Common Ground Film Festival

“Awareness is the first step to action. They have to know something is going on to know to do something about it. “
– Derick Virgil