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39. Jay Geldard - Broken Villages, Defeating Villains, and Standing Up Together

39. Jay Geldard - Broken Villages, Defeating Villains, and Standing Up Together

Jay Geldard is a big man with an even bigger heart.  He has spent years of his life dedicated to seeing young people thrive, first as a 24-7 youth worker, and then as the national director of 24-7. Now he has now picked a fight with Tall Poppy Syndrome, trying to change the way New Zealanders see themselves and others, in an effort to reduce suicide rates and see people be all they can be. This new movement, E Tū Tāngata, is in it's infancy but already making waves throughout the country. We talk about supporting young people, assisting Schools, tall poppy syndrome, taking pride in yourself, New Zealand's obsession with putting yourself down, complements and insults, changing culture, and bringing a bit of colour to the world. It is raw and full of emotion. It is sure to inspire. Learn more about E Tū Tāngata at etutangata.nz or find them on Facebook or Instagram Or for 24-7 Youthwork, check out 24-7youthwork.nz or find them on Facebook or Instagram ___ Connect with me at downtoearthconversations.com or at: Facebook: facebook.com/downtoearth.conversations  Instagram: @downtoearth.conversations Email: downtoearth.conversations@gmail.com   Music by Strahan: Spotify: Strahan Facebook: facebook.com/StrahanMusic  or  facebook.com/commonerscommunion Instagram: @strahanmusic  or  @commoners_communion

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