Youth Leadership

Our programs bring together young volunteers from a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities, to inspire and further develop them as active citizens.

We believe that young people can be agents of change on both a global and local scale. Often these young people are excluded from decision making that affects them because of a lack of knowledge, skills or voice. We tackle this issue by challenging young people to go beyond their comfort zones on a trek or as a leader during a placement, engaging in structured reflection activities throughout.

Projects undertaken within one of the other thematic programs always have a youth leadership component in their design. All participants are involved in a curriculum of active citizenship that encourages development of the key knowledge and skills required to be able to tackle issues that matter to each individual.