I am passionate about lifelong learning and social change. I often find myself restless and hungry for projects that I believe would create an impact in improving the lives of disadvantaged people or in inspiring people to move. Two of the projects close to my heart are One Drop One Hope and Sibol Pilipinas which are both based in the Philippines.
I’m interested in service and sharing based community enterprise and I’m particularly interested in the human resource aspect of Speak Street. I believe it has huge potential to scale.
What Joanna and Speak Street are doing is very important to the community. It’s such a natural and friendly way for people to learn and converse – thumbs up to permaculture.
The project with which I am currently involved will develop a new technology to help curb the threat to our natural environment, relieve resource scarcity and contribute to our transition to a more sustainable model of human society.
Jade Newton-Gardener has over 14 years’ experience of working with children young people and adults using play, playfulness and Play theory as the key mechanism to engage develop and create projects, training and successful learning environments.
I am passionate about service and how it can not only transform your environment but also yourself. As Gandhi said ‘The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others’. I am involved with Speak Street because it allows neighbours an opportunity to serve their community while strengthening relationships. Not knowing who lives next door to you is crazy, isn’t it? Speak Street tackles this by providing a platform to get neighbours talking (literally!) and deepen cross cultural understanding. Most of all, it is fun!
Having recently completed my undergraduate degree in Criminology and Sociology, I am keen to immerse myself in community projects. Speak Streets stood out to me in particular since it builds on our linguistic understandings, which ultimately glues communities together (excuse the corniness!).