The Global Education Program (GEP) provides senior school students (aged 15-18) from around Australia and the world who are identified as future leaders with the opportunity to engage with issues of injustice and effectively contribute to their communities.
Each year we host a residency in Kenya with selected students where they experience development work firsthand alongside local leaders in a variety of settings including schools, health clinics, athletic centres, the United Nations, Australian High Commission and local communities. The program also includes training, cultural awareness, effective service opportunities and ongoing mentoring both within Australia and overseas.
Engage with global issues of injustice and poverty
Develop leadership skills and cross-cultural understanding
Form meaningful relationships with peers and organisations from around the world
Explore effective strategies to create social impact
Nominations and applications open
Information evenings for students, parents and educators
30 November 2019
20 January 2020
Applications close 11:59PM WST
5 - 19 July 2020
Residency in Kenya
- Applicants must be aged 15-18 at time of application
- Applicants should be able to prove they have a heart for others, especially the marginalised
- Applicant should be able to demonstrate prior service and community involvement
- Applicants should be able to provide evidence of leadership
- Applicants should be able to state what they hope to do to impact their community by addressing an issue of injustice
Australian students: $4,500 AUD
Cost includes program orientation and preparation, training, overseas residency – flights, accommodation, food, transfers/transport, insurance and all activities.
International students: $2,500 AUD
Please note international students are responsible for arranging flights and insurance for the residency in Kenya. All on ground expenses during the residency are included in the program cost.
Bursaries to cover the program cost are available for students in developing nations. Please contact us to find out more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the residency?
The residency is for a period of 2 weeks excluding travel time.
What makes the program unique?
The opportunity to link with amazing leaders who are transforming their communities and spend time with students from other schools and countries around the world. Students will make friends for life.
What kind of accommodation will we be staying in?
The team will spend time at Cornerstone Ndeiya Valley House, a partner project and social enterprise located on the edge of the Great Rift Valley. Click here for more information.
How safe will this residency trip be?
Comprehensive risk assessments and mitigation plans are carried out for the residency. We accesss up-to-date information provided through the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, affiliated organisations, as well as our local partners on the ground. As a precaution and where appropriate, private security is arranged during the residency.
Is this a volunteer trip?
No. The purpose of the residency is to listen and learn from experts on the ground and build relationships through activities, sport and other meaningful exchanges. We take a very conservative approach to volunteering as it usually disempowers local communities.
Is there an orientation?
Yes. We do in-country orientation as well as an orientation in Kenya when the team arrives.
What kind of applicants are you looking for?
We are looking for students who are passionate about creating change and having a positive impact on the world. You don’t need to be the smartest or most popular but you do need to have a heart to make a difference, a willingness to learn and a commitment to act.
How many are selected?
A group of up to 50 students from Australia and worldwide will be selected.
How do I apply?
You can get started here now! We can’t wait to meet you.
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