Global Education Program

Developing young leaders

Each year we host a residency in Kenya with senior school students from around Australia and the world who are recognised as future leaders. Selected students 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.



Program Objectives


Engage with issues of injustice, especially poverty, both in country of origin and overseas


Develop leadership skills and cross cultural understanding


Form meaningful relationships with peers and like minded individuals, groups and organisations


Reflect on a range of responses to the challenges facing our global community 


Explore effective strategies for personal contribution so others may flourish. 

2020 Program Dates

Mar 1, 2019 – Nominations /Applications open

July 20, 2019 – Applications close

August, 2019 – Selection

Sept – Dec, 2019 – Program orientation 

Jan 5 -18, 2020 – Residency in Kenya



Australian students: $4,500 

Cost includes program orientation / preparation, overseas residency – flights, accommodation, transfers, insurance and activities. 

International students: $2,500 AUD

Please note: International students will be responsible for arranging flights and insurance for the residency.


“The encouragement of leadership, a focus on social justice and the investment in the students as impacting global citizens exceeds the trip itself!”
Tracy Holmes - College Principal
“I strongly endorse the program and its vision, to educate and empower secondary students from diverse backgrounds, engaging in meaningful relationships both locally and globally in addressing social justice issues.”
Greg Wood - Australian Sports Commission
“The Initiate Australia Scholarship Program is an intrinsically valuable program that I trust will provide the opportunity for students to develop their sense of social justice and leadership capabilities."
Leanne Meldrum - School Cirriculum and Standards Aithority

9 Years

95 Participants

12 Schools

7 Alumni Projects

Contact Details

+61 408 588 460

Where to find us

Purpose Studio
Level 3, 256 Adelaide Terrace
Perth, Western Australia