Qiulae (pictured below) left New Zealand just over 100 days ago to see the world with her partner Dan; and has been blogging about her journeys ever since. This entry is incredibly insightful and moving – especially given that it’s about a place so many of us are yet to see and experience! Enjoy the read on Q & D and thanks Qiulae and Dan for sharing your world with us.
We’re delighted to announce that Harpooned Soul: the Jade Bell story will be premiering in cinema this Wednesday (29 May) at the Fritz Movie Theatre on Salt Spring Island in BC, Canada.
Produced by the Borderless team and Directed by Dean Easterbrook, Harpooned Soul – the Jade Bell story captures the engrossing reality of a man who is fighting a heart-breaking and personal war against drug-addiction among youth.
Jade will be doing a Q&A after the movie – and door sales will be used to fund a music recording studio and mentorship programme for youth on Salt Spring Island.
Date: Wednesday May 29th
Start time: 7pm
Venue: The Fritz Movie Theatre, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada
At 23, Jade made the life-changing choice to inject a near-fatal overdose of Cocaine and Heroin into his arm. Fifteen minutes of oxygen deprivation left Jade blind, mute and immobile.
The Jade Bell Story unravels Jade Bell’s character and past life-choices; and travels to present day where Jade is fulfilling his own dream to empower kids with creativity over drugs with his own devastatingly beautiful demonstration of poetry and music.
Watch trailer on the Borderless site
In a world where we are all in a rush and charge ahead with mountains of work each day, it is wonderful to engage with the team at Be. to consider how we are catering to the needs of all people in our communities.
The Be. Welcome assessment looks at how accessible we are as a business; whether we are catering to the needs of all our clients, suppliers, and employees.
This morning our lovely Be. Coach, Lauren, came in and within 2 hours she had quietly completed her checklist and we should receive a rating and report in a week or so.
We’ll let you know how we go! And in the mean time we would certainly recommend getting in touch with the inspiring team at Be. Accessible to find out how you can begin your accessibility journey also!
Phone: 0800 Be in touch (234 686)
BORDERLESS is delighted to be hosted by FHI 360 to showcase its film, A Grandmother’s Tribe (www.agrandmotherstribe.com) on 10 May in Washington DC, USA. FHI 360 is a leading human development organization dedicated to improving lives by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Its staff include experts in education, health, nutrition, economic development, civil society, environment, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
The screening / discussion will be attended by:
Dr. Al Siemens, Chief Executive Officer, FHI 360
Alma Candelaria, Director, International Visitor Leadership, U.S. State Department Program
Felix Masi, Film Advisor and International Visitor Leadership,
Danielle Darrow De Mora, Program Director, Center on AIDS and Community Health, FHI 360
To register for this event visit > http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3389162075