WHY HUMAN CONNECTION PROJECT
A Distinct Purpose
Human Connection Project is a multi-layered social enterprise which endeavours to make dinner time matter through the facets of education and facilitation. The act of connecting over a shared meal has diminished over the years due to the influx of incredibly busy lifestyles, and greater time constraints. From this human disconnection, we have seen an incredibly alarming increase in mental illness, in particular, the issue of suicide.
We know there is something special to be said about connecting over a meal.
We also know there is a powerful human connection to be had.
You only have to experience a family dinner for yourself to feel the love and openness there is to share, listen and learn about each other.
Now, we do not believe the act of sharing a meal together as the sole solution to mental illness.
We are not that naive.
What we do believe, is that a large percentage of those suffering from depression are suffering from a degree of 'environmental depression'; thus meaning their environment is playing an enormous role on their mental state.
Just as bees have evolved to need a hive, humans have evolved to need a tribe. Yet, within today's society, these 'tribes' are virtually non-existent. As society has become busier and more digitally connected than ever, we have become the most socially disconnected generation in human history. As a society, we have learnt to prioritise possessions and titles over experiences and connections.
"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”