Who We Are
Rights to free movement, protection, and dignity are fundamental needs we should all be able to enjoy as human beings. However, our common humanity is challenged by how we treat refugees and other displaced people, as we increasingly find these populations falling through gaps, disenfranchised from rights, and silenced in wider discussions around protection.
According to UN estimates, 89.3 million people were forcibly displaced around the world by 2021 – including at least 45.7 million internally displaced persons, 4.2 million stateless people/asylum seekers, and the 26 million recognised under the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, who face persecution in various and evolving forms. Not only are these numbers too great to ignore, they are also likely to rise exponentially, as the consequences of xenophobia, nationalism, resource competition, and climate change aggravate forced migration.
At Borderless360, we want to reframe conversations around power, borders, and values that underpin our societies. We do this by giving the displaced and disenfranchised equal access to education. We support the right to quality education for all through a teaching approach that heals and connects different segments of communities. We believe that education is critical in developing new platforms that directly serve communities’ diverse range of needs in a much more positive and impactful way.
As an independent, collaboratively-focused initiative, Borderless360 seeks to encourage new community-based approaches to problem-solving: We invite like-minded friends and partners from a broad range of networks and pursuits to see how they can bring their unique expertise to the problems faced by refugees – in innovative, sustainable, holistic, and collaborative ways.
We envision a world where all people are able to lead meaningful lives, and we measure this against the most disadvantaged in our societies. We envision a more just world in which all people are afforded the basic respect, dignity, opportunity, and voice to overcome inequality, disenfranchisement, and division.
Borderless360 exists to support refugees and others in similar circumstances to create structures and communities that serve their rights and provide a better life. We aim to do this through providing equitable access to a holistic and inclusive education for all. We want to bridge the gap between public awareness and action through non-traditional approaches and bottom-up communication to achieve better understanding.
We believe it is necessary that stories from refugees' community can be heard and amplified, and work towards building platforms and avenues like access to education that actively support this. Every little act matters. While big-picture policies come from governments and other hierarchies of power, we invite and encourage individuals, groups, and businesses to play their part in this long road to change. The challenges are complex, and the answers are varied. Borderless360 is continually exploring and learning as it grows – and we invite you to join us in doing the same!
As a social enterprise, Borderless360 commits to reinvest at least 50% of our net profits into our social mission. Borderless360 is also looking for partners who are open to supporting projects that build on opportunities of globalisation, mobility, and markets in a way that directly benefits refugee communities.