Real Life Skills
When we say World Challenge sets people up for life, we mean it. Schools, universities and future employers all value the skills students learn from the programme: life skills that really count such as leadership, communication, problem solving and teamwork. No other provider offers the depth of learning outcomes delivered by our personal development syllabus, encouraging successful learners, confident individuals, responsible global citizens and effective contributors, all without increasing teachers' workload in any way.
For students – or Challengers, as we call them – it’s an amazing journey of self-discovery that begins long before stepping foot on a plane. Challengers form teams and work together leading up to the expedition to plan their itinerary and establish goals. From the degree of physical challenge, to giving back through community projects, students are encouraged to take ownership of the whole experience. By taking charge of their own expedition, under the supportive guise of the World Challenge Leader, students gain leadership skills, become more resilient, and emerge with a new perspective on the world and their place in it.
Community Service Hours
Part of the South Africa curriculum and the metric portfolio required to complete a number of verifiable community service hours. World Challenge will provide a certificate of proof and card for this work on request. Our expeditions tend to average around 30 hours.
The Presidents Award
World Challenge works closely with the Presidents Award Co-ordinators from the various provinces in South Africa. Challengers can accredit their expeditions (specific destinations only) towards a Silver or Gold Presidents Award.
Round Square Schools
World Challenge works with a number of Round Square (RS) schools and adapts the programme around the Round Square six IDEALS of learning. We are focused on ensuring that our programmes compliment these core six pillars as laid down by Kurt Hahn.