Why is the Concept of Culture Important
When you move in a new environment that you know nothing about you really feel helpless. It is hard to know where to start. Because there is a very big difference between getting in a country and entering a country. for entering a country has much to do with functioning in a new system.
A culture is country, culture is an environment full of elements that sustains all lives in it. Cultures are created by traditions and laws that regulates communities .so cultures are systems. if you are lucky to be exposed to a new culture or new ways of functioning and beliefs without information depending on where you come from, the first reaction you get to the differences is being protective .
When you move to a new culture you really become like a baby. you start to learn everything, everything look new to your eyes, you start life from making relationships, learning food ,language , making sense of everything , places , work, Perception etc..
We wondered how can people be allowed to start a life in the USA without getting basic information about the laws that regulate the community that they are entering and expect to be successful?
The less information you have about a community that you enter the harder to make sustainable relationships and less value you can add to their life. and the more dangerous you can seem to that community because of stereotypes. Integration is a process but the quicker and easier you can get the information the easier to relate to others and quicker you can add value to the new community.
"When I saw how immigrant isolates themselves to Americans , I felt how lucky I was to find himself in an American family that exposed me to the American culture. My friend David Marshal and Whitley Marshal exposed and guided me in everything, I got oriented by them for they new my culture and told me what to do and what to don't. says Patrick Kiruhura
To enter a new culture to become a valuable member you need to go in a such process:
- Getting right information from the local people
- Getting a good understanding by being exposed on the new culture in guidance of the local people
- Application of the new culture or experience in the local community guided by local people
We believe that diversity is a big asset to America, It represents Innovation, Different Perspectives, Different ways of doing things, Opportunity to learn new things and experience new culture without traveling , Creativity etc..
We believe that Portland Maine is doing a lot already , that is why we want to add this value of creating platforms that educate people the importance of having knowledge of other cultures, Orient people how to navigate within a new culture ,and how you integrate a new culture without changing who they are to become a value to that community.
We value being connected with all culture groups and individuals. our platforms aims to create a better way to explore new cultures, American to lean about the Immigrants cultures and the immigrants to have a better understanding of American culture.
We believe that Portland can be the most inclusive environment in America, As it is the most welcoming place to immigrants. we need to participate to make it a home for this very diversified community and make it a home of valuable community members by considering their backgrounds