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PROJECT INDEPENDENCE

We create

powerful life experiences that spark greater possibility

“This trip was the best decision I have ever made. There's a whole other world out there. I've made new friends, seen some of the world, I feel stronger and smarter.� Remy, Challenger


Hello

We are World Challenge. A global community of trip leaders, students, parents, local partners and support staff, all passionate about making big things happen through transformative adventure. We believe in the power of extraordinary experiences. They allow us to see ourselves, others and the world differently, and develop our confidence, independence and resilience. They help us to learn and grow. We invite you to join our incredible adventures to different countries and cultures. Adventures that take us out of the bubbles we live in, and inspire and energise us to be brave and think bigger. Adventures that, ultimately, spark learning, growth and greater possibility in us and the world.


“I went into the expedition hoping to find myself, but I look back on the expedition realising I was creating myself” Alice Moran, Challenger

Your

journey starts here

CHOOSE YOUR TRIP

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Where are you going? Choose a destination and put your dates in the diary.

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TEAM UP Meet your team mates at the launch meeting. Forge new friendships, explore your itinerary together and start to come together as one team.

EARN IT Get saving. Are you a dog walker, babysitter or car washer? Don’t underestimate the satisfaction of earning your place. Money management is an important part of the journey. We’re here to help with ideas.

GET READY We’ll advise you on gear and share discounts whilst you’re having fun getting fit. Meet your leader and head out on a team training expedition to learn some practical skills. We need you to show up to this one - you'll cook, camp and hike together.

GO FLY Let’s go. Get on the plane. Take on roles like leader, banker and chef and take ownership of day-to-day life. Live alongside a community and learn about a local initiative. Head for adrenaline activities explore cultural highlights or just kick back on the beach.

REFLECT Take a breath, something amazing just happened. You've made new friends for life. Share your stories, laugh with lifelong friends. No doubt you’ll carry this experience with you into your first job interview or university.


2020 YOUR 2020 OPTIONS

Choose the tropical rainforests and wildlife of Borneo or the Berber culture and dizzy heights of Mt Toubkal in Morocco. Wherever you go, you’ll join a ready-made team of like-minded young people. Places are already filling up so sign up and put the dates in your diary.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

BORNEO 2020

Join us on an adventure packed with new experiences in Borneo. Thrive in the rainforest, sleep in hammocks under the jungle canopy and kick back on tropical island beaches.

ITINERARY DAY 1 - 3 Arrive in Kuching, meet your ground team and explore

DAY 4 - 6 Hike Kubah National Park and visit Matang Wildlife Centre

DAY 7 - 8 Explore everything Kuching has to offer, and take a visit to Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre; one of few places in the world where you can witness the famous orangutans.

DAY 9 - 10 Travel to and explore Kota Kinabalu

Head into the jungle

DAY 11- 15 Head deep into the Crocker Range for your jungle trek

DAY 16 - 21 Meet your host community and learn about local development initiatives. Immerse yourself in the local culture

DAY 22 - 23 Take some time to chill out in Kota Kinabalu

DAY 24 Head home Read the full itinerary here


Souks of Marrakech Morocco

MOROCCO 2020

Morocco is that magical destination where colours seem that bit brighter and sensations sharpen. Reach Mt Toubkal’s summit and immerse yourself in traditional Berber culture. Uncover ancient Kasbahs, sample the spice markets and bargain for leatherwear in the bustling souks of Marrakech.

ITINERARY Day 1

Touch down in Marrakech, meet your ground team

Day 2 - 5

Meet your host community learn about local development initiatives and live alongside them and immerse yourself in their culture

Day 6 - 10

Set off to summit Mount Toubkal 4167m high. Descend though the lush valleys of the High Atlas, exploring villages and soaking up local culture on your way

Day 11 - 12

Chill out in Essaouira. Visit colourful souks, museums and daily fish market

Day 13 - 14

Return to Marrakech for some last minute haggling in the souks before heading home

Read the full itinerary here

NEED to know

BORNEO £3,800

MOROCCO £2,300

Duration

3 1/2 weeks

2 weeks

Departure slot

26th - 27th July 2020

25th - 27th July 2020

Launch meeting

Sunday 17th November 2019

Saturday 16th November 2019

Training expedition

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd May 2020

Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd May 2020

* You must attend


What will it be like?

How am I supported along the way?

Hear it from students who've been there and done it.

You’ll be invited to a launch meeting and training expedition to prepare you for your trip. We’ll get you working as a team, learning how to budget and give you the practical skills you need for your adventure.

What gear do I need? We’ll provide group equipment like tents, comprehensive medical kits and safety equipment. You will need to provide your own personal kit such as sleeping bag, boots and clothes. We have partnerships with outdoor stores to give you advice and discounts.

Where will I be staying?

How fit do I need to be?

Not in 5 star hotels! Accommodation could be a tent, hostel, hammock or a local homestay. Embrace the experience.

You don’t need to be an Olympian, but yes, it can be tough. Get yourself fit so you can enjoy it even more. Some trips are self-sufficient so teams may need to carry their own backpack and kit.

YOUR

trip

Questions answered

Can I sign up with my mates?

What will we eat and drink?

Yes. Sign up solo or bring a friend.

Try local cuisine and learn to cook for yourself. Most trips will have some selfcatering and try local restaurants. We will provide you with purification tablets so you're always drinking safe water.

How do we get around? Expect planes, trains, taxis, camels, boats and buses with endless opportunities to engage with the locals and soak up the scenery.


How

will I raise the money? You earn it.

The best things in life often aren’t free. Earning it is part of the satisfaction you’ll feel when you finally go on your trip. It also teaches some powerful, lifelong lessons about money management; the value of money, how to budget and negotiate. We understand every family’s financial situation is different and we can tell you that over 83% of our students raise the expedition fee themselves. We’ve

met students who have earned every single penny, including additional spending money and their own kit and vaccinations. So we know you can do this. And when you’re sat watching that first sunset, somewhere deep down, you’ll be immensely proud. You got yourself there. We’re here to help you do it. because we know you can.

EARN IT Meet challengers who have been there & done it

Part-time jobs

meet

Be creative

Easyfundraising

meet

meet

JESSICA

MARISSA

OLI

£4,080

£3,200

£2,190

“I did a bit of everything and it added up. The key for me was keeping it bitesize and regular so it didn’t interrupt mystudies. I felt a huge sense of independence”

“Saturdays go crazy and I’ve eaten enough fruit to last a lifetime. It’s taught me a lot from sales to marketing and hard graft – basically how to run a small business”

“My parents always had curry after work on a Friday so I organised a free venue, had quiz prizes donated and got my local curry house to supply the food. I was touched by how supportive people were”

Jessica, Challenger

Marissa, Challenger

Oli, Challenger

£2,800 part time job £400 ebay and car boot sales £300 babysitting £500 donations

£10 price per fruit crate £4 Profit per crate 100 Crate target per event £400 profit per event x 8 events

Read more case studies here

Read our how to guide here

£12 per ticket including food / quiz £5 proft on each ticket £600 drinks profit each time 100+ tickets sold x 2

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Our carefully selected and trained leaders are supported by the latest satellite communications equipment. They're also role models, people we know you'll want to hang out with.

TRUST us We’ve spent 30 years preparing for your expedition and our focus on safety never stands still. We’re proud of ongoing investment in the continued development of our operational support for teams in the field. Our depth of provision is what sets us apart. Head to our website to learn more.

Our industry-leading Operations Centre is equipped with technology which puts our global medical and support networks at the touch of a button. On hand 24 hours a day, we support teams with any incident or emergency. If there is need for a diversion, we will arrange an alternative destination at no additional cost to families.

Meet Ben

We operate in line with Government travel advice and intelligence from our private security consultants, allowing us to proactively monitor security in all of our destinations. Meanwhile, our approach to risk includes an in-depth evaluation of activity providers in every destination to help safeguard teams. Read more about safety

MEET BEN ONE OF OUR LEADERS Pre-departure Support Our dedicated team are waiting to answer any questions you may have about your trip, from kit lists to support on how to earn your fee. With personal access to our online portal, you’ve got bespoke advice and information for your trip at your finger tips. Want to speak to someone who has done all this before? Let us put you in touch with a past participant.

Question ? Just ask

Mandy, Malaysia

Watch our safety video


READY to sign

up ?

It starts here, in two simple steps

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Choose your trip

Sign up online and pay an instalment

2020 BORNEO

MOROCCO

Price

Price

£3,800

£2,300

Departure slot

Departure slot

26th-27th July 2020

25th-27th July 2020

3 1/2 weeks

2 weeks

2020

BORNEO

MOROCCO

QUESTIONS? @

Email us

Call us 01494 427600

Read our terms & conditions here

www.weareworldchallenge.com/uk/regions/project independence

This programme is only open to anyone who will be 15-19 years old at time of travel


It starts here “I learned to do things rather than say no to new experiences, it’s made my life that little bit richer” Amy, Challenger

Questions? Get in touch +44 (0)1494 427600 customersupport@myworldchallenge.com www.weareworldchallenge.com

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