Unearth Your Potential 

Our five day Rites of Passage Programme is ideally suited to younger candidates who are exploring opportunities for their future. Our Rites of Passage programme focuses on self discovery and understanding who you are, where you want to go and how that can be combined with various environmental career options. 

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Programme Dates

  • The programme includes a Wilderness Trail experience and requires a basic level of fitness and health. We have a maximum of 8 people per programme intake. Ages 16-20 Only
     
  • 12-16 December 2021
  • 6-10 January 2022
  • 19-23 March 2022
  • 26-30 June 2022 
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Programme Cost

R16 500 per person
  • Rates are all inclusive of:
  • Transport from Durban (King Shaka Airport)
  • All meals and accommodation
  • Wilderness Trail, trail equipment guides and park fees
  • Learning materials and printed workbooks
  • One on one pre-programme planning sessions
  • A range of valuable pre and post programme support
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Why Do This Course?

The Skills You'll learn

A rich opportunity for self discovery and personal growth

Learn about a wide range of careers in conservation (things you've probably not thought about before)

Learn the real-world critical life skills and the brutal realities of life after school

Learn about the world of social entrepreneurship

Ultimately this programme is aimed it giving young people who care about our planet and its people a chance to carve their own future with passion and a clear focus! 

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Modules. From conservation careers to social entrepreneurship 

25 Years

Of experience and practical knowledge packed into this program.  

150+

Over 150 small businesses and social enterprises supported 

This programme is ideally suited to younger candidates who are exploring opportunities for their future. Our Rites of Passage programme focuses on self discovery and understanding who you are, where you want to go and how that can be combined with various environmental career options. The programme also introduces participants to entrepreneurial concepts, social entrepreneurship, careers in conservation and some of the brutal realities about life beyond school.
 
Across cultures for time immemorial young people have always been through some sort of ritual to mark the transition between childhood and adulthood. The transition to adulthood is a critical time in the life of a young person and celebrating this is something our modern day western cultures have largely lost. Our programme refocuses this transition and exposes young participants to a wide new variety of options for their future.
 
The slightly longer trail experience (compared to our other programmes) specifically focuses in on helping young people discover their authentic self, gaining a sense of independence, confidence, vision and develop powerful ideas that can create positive changes in homes, future workplaces and social settings. Post trail workshop sessions focus in on various environmental career options, basic business skills and life skills …..and a lot of fun mixed in.
 
Ultimately this programme is aimed it giving young people who are about our planet and its people a chance to carve their own future with passion and a clear focus! 

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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