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StoryTheCity & Kafe CERITA

(Indonesia, Netherlands, United Kingdom) 

Kafe CERITA (aka StoryTheCity) amplifies citizens' voices using storytelling, dialogue methods, and technology enabling the fight against discrimination, the promotion of inclusivity and the building trust. It empowers leaders, community influencers, teachers, and professionals to work with diversity more effectively within organisations and in wider society.


The programme was designed and piloted in 5 cities in Indonesia by The Caravanserai Collective and The Habibie Center and funded by from January 2017 - March 2018 (report and video below). The name CERITA is the Indonesian word for “story”…hence the cafe of stories.


The full programme includes training, replication, a showcase, and a digital platform. We are currently delivering the programme in full and as a stand alone training (for information on StoryTheCity Training click here).

-We have recently received funding through (administered by the ISD) to run the full StoryTheCity programme in Peterborough, UK with Peterborough Museum (Vivacity) and Soulfood Productions from August-December 2018 (for more information click here)

-We ran a 1-day taster for professionals in Amsterdam in July 2018 with local partners Nieuw Wij 

-We adapted the programme for teenagers for an Interfaith Youth Camp put on by Arigatou International and URI Europe in The Hague, The Netherlands in July 2018


The Caravanserai Collective is UK based private limited company established in February 2017 to run CERITA/StoryTheCity worldwide and run training in both the private and public sectors. Our Directors are Abdul Rehman Malik and Stephen Shashoua and we engage consultants for specific project work.

The Kafe CERITA/StoryTheCity programme is co-owned by The Caravanserai Collective and the Habibie Center