Do something exceptional! 

We have one purpose on this programme. Finding ways to co-create big solutions to big problems together with the people most impacted by global challenges such as poverty, climate change, pollution, gender equality, education and biodiversity loss. This programme is aimed at young graduates in any field, from engineering to economics, business and the natural sciences who want to do something exceptional!

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Programme Dates

  • You’ll need to be 21 -30 years old (exceptions can be made based on prior assessment) be of overall good health and willing to leave your comfort zone far behind you! 
     
  • 30 Jan - 12 Feb 2022
  • 1 March - 13 March 2022
  • 8-21 May 2022 
  • 8-21 July 2022 
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Programme Cost

R28 500 per person
  • Rates are all inclusive of:
  • Transport from Durban (King Shaka Airport)
  • All meals and accommodation
  • Various homestay and volunteering activities
  • Wilderness Trail, trail equipment guides and park fees
  • Snorkelling expedition and beach activities
  • One on one pre-and post programme planning sessions
  • Your fees include a subsidy for local rural social entrepreneurs on the programme  
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Why Do This Programme?

What you'll experience 

A rich opportunity for self discovery and personal growth

Get direct experience of the impacts of global social and environmental challenges 

Co-create solutions with local, rural social entrepreneurs  in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Jointly plan and roll out business ideas and projects into the future with our support 

Rich, authentic experiences in Africa's wilderness areas and rural communities that will stay with you forever. 

40

Over 40 local rural social entrepreneurs to partner up with and co create something special  

25 Years

Of experience and practical knowledge packed into this program.  

150+

Over 150 small businesses and social enterprises supported 

We have one purpose on this programme. Finding ways to co-create big solutions to big problems together with the people most impacted by global challenges such as poverty, climate change, pollution, gender equality, education and biodiversity loss. This programme is aimed at young graduates in any field, from engineering to economics, business and the natural sciences who want to do something exceptional!

This is not just an expedition or a holiday, it's two weeks of co-creating a JV social enterprise, a new future for our planet, our communities and yourself.  

We spend time exploring the raw brutal realities of conservation challenges in Africa, partnering you up with local community members to learn, understand and experience the realities faced by young rural African social entrepreneurs from our community leaders programme (supported by the Kenchaan Foundation.) We then undertaken a five day wilderness journey, sleeping under the stars in some of South Africa’s wildest places, bonding, co-creating ideas and solutions. The trail experience is followed by hands on workshop and planning sessions to unpack, unravel and co-create solutions which can be implemented as a long term project for all involved. It’s the ultimate work experience, a chance to co-create something that has impact beyond your normal life and forge lifelong friendships and partnerships.
 
This programme includes some very gritty experiences, well off the normal volunteering or tourism type experiences. It’s about getting a very practical understanding of environmental and social challenges. You will be working directly with local, rural social entrepreneurs in South Africa, supporting their journey as much as yours. We want people on this programme who are focused on the greater good, who want to co-create something special, creative, energetic and willing to share, learn and build something together which will have an impact that lasts for a lifetime! 

You’ll need to be 21 -30 years old (exceptions can be made based on prior assessment) be of overall good health and willing to leave your comfort zone far behind you! 
 

Duncan Pritchard 

When you leave the course, we want you to have a better understanding of yourself and where you are going. We want you to have a plan, a plan for now and a big dream for the future. We want you to be able to start carving your niche the very next day. We want you to feel inspired and have hope for the future. If we get this right, then we also have hope. Come join us! We have a limited number of new students each month to ensure we're able to focus our attention on your individual needs. 

Founder Unearthed Academy

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