Loneliness is something everyone feels, but chronic isolation is something completely different, it can lead to a plethora of mental health problems and even suicide. Roughly 50% of refugees experience this and they struggle to feel welcomed and a part of a community for a long time.
The problem we’re addressing is the tendency for refugees to feel disconnected and isolated due to being in a completely foreign environment. Our app, FriendFugees, tackles this issue by connecting people with the time, skills and companionship to give to those who need it.
Our app aims to turn language from a barrier into a connection, from foreign to familiar and from isolation to a supportive community.
How it works
Using the Friendfugees App, Refugees can connect with people who speak their language, allowing them to form friendships and build a support network with people in their community.