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My month in Fiji with Project Everest has been challenging but worthwhile and rewarding. I was able to deepen my knowledge of fuel sources as well as improve on my confidence and communication skills and also had the change to improve my leadership skills. I worked in a diverse team from a range of backgrounds that I wouldn’t have worked with in any other context and through this learnt more about myself.I really enjoyed being a trekker with a company that focuses on sustainability and long term achievements. I found that Project Everest took impact assessments serious to ensure that we mitigate any potential negative impacts and cultural awareness and sensitivity played a huge role in all our work. Would highly recommended getting involved
Kristen Bartell
05:41 24 Feb 17
Going on project with Project Everest has been one of the best personal/professional development experiences I have had. I have left this venture with experiences and new skills which I will take forward into my personal and professional life going forward which I know will make me more successful in my career. I appreciate everything PE did to make the trip fun, comfortable and enjoyable and they made me feel supported and engaged the entire time. Could not recommend enough!
Amelia Gartner
23:22 27 Jan 17
If you want to truly make a difference in the world this is the opportunity for you. I went on the Fiji Fuel Assessment with no prior knowledge about fuel, but was able to learn so much from visiting villages. In turn, I was able to contribute to the research and building of ideas that will help Project Everest provide socially beneficial services and products for those in the developing world that need it. Would recommend this to anyone! Such an eye opening experience, and with a great bunch of people.
Caitlin Bloor
00:04 31 Jan 17
My experience with Project Everest so far has been nothing short of amazing. Surrounding yourself with like-minded budding entrepreneurs driving social change motivates you to want to get involved and see what you're capable of doing both on your own and with others. I was fortunate enough to be involved with the Cambodia FarmEd food security project which gave me the opportunity to apply my agricultural and business knowledge to the venture. Having the opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture not only improves your cultural literacy and appreciation, but it develops a side in you that wants to venture on towards social change alongside your current team, the previous tram and the future team. All this, of course, stems from the leadership program Project Everest implements to ensure the high quality and standards are consistently applied across all projects to develops leaders in social business. For me, this is key for making sustainable solutions and I'm so keen for the times and adventures that lies ahead
Ned L
08:57 28 Jan 17
Going on project was one of the best decisions I've ever made.That one short month developed my personal and professional capabilities more than what I thought was possible. The Project Everest team is made up of incredibly passionate people looking to make a difference, and being able to work next to them is an enriching experience by itself. I would highly recommend Everest to anyone looking to push themselves and make a difference.
Ash Xu
02:47 12 Mar 17
Prior to working on a project overseas with Project Everest, trekkers are required to attend trekker training. This is a weekend event whereby trekkers are introduced to the wider cohort and their team leaders whilst also learning about building social enterprises through presentations and participating in activities that require design thinking to address the case provided.Over this weekend, I have met a cohort of like-minded, passionate individuals that want to initiate positive social change through the various projects. I have sat through presentations given by inspirational speakers with content I know will equip me for my Project as well as in my career. Having just arrived back from trekker training, I can honestly say that I am feeling excited to work with my team on our project in a month's time. I feel assured knowing that I am in the capable and experienced hands of my team and group leader and am eager for us to work together.Based on my experience of trekker training, I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn, develop their leadership and be a part of a group of amazing people.Last but not least, the food provided over the weekend was excellent!
Larissa Steele
22:54 28 May 17
During my weekend I gained more knowledge then some full semester at University gave me. This may a reflection of my procrastination, however, I believe that it illustrates Project Everest's ability to get you engaged, active and keep your mind open. The information sessions were clear and enthusiastic, with knowledgeable project leaders teaching you everything from first aid training to social business. Honestly, I never thought I'd be running up and down hills to find fictional villages, find 'missing' team members, 'apply' first aid, build a prototype of water filtration systems and boot camp all in a weekend. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Emily Armstrong
03:30 01 Jun 17
I've had an amazing experience as a trekker and embarking on Team Leadership training with Project Everest. I love that I can surround myself with like-minded people that are passionate about making social change. This experience is truly unique as it enables you and your team to create an ongoing, sustainable and positive impact in developing countries. The Team Leader training was an extremely challenging experience that has equipped me with practical leadership skills and enabled personal growth.
Daniella Foley
07:51 16 May 17
Project Everest runs an excellent program for students looking to get more out of their time at Uni! PE Provides amazing personal, and leadership development through an experience impossible to be matched in a classroom.After completing a month of developing a socially beneficial enterprise overseas as a ‘Trekker’, Project Everest also allows students to continue growing personal skills with additional leadership training, enabling them to lead teams of ventures overseas. Through these extensive training programs, it is evident that PE personally cares about their Trekkers, and takes the role of Team Leaders very seriously. It is fantastic to be apart of a company that feels more like a family than a business.
Harry Telford
03:34 17 May 17
If you want to leave your comfort zone, experience intensive self-development, open your eyes to new possibilities, have fantastic experiences and meet some bloody brilliant people along the way; Project Everest should be your answer. I can't stress enough the extent to which my skills have developed through project Everest. If I left tomorrow and all this ended, I'm in such a better position now than I was 6 months ago that I feel as though there is no one I couldn't convince to put me on their team. I am now surrounded by the most fantastic, like-minded people and it is an incredible feeling.
Corey Middleton
23:28 16 May 17
I set out on project in Fiji with no idea what I was getting myself into. I returned with a changed perspective and a new outlook on the world. Personally and intellectually project will challenge you to push yourself. Having now been through team leadership training I feel a part of a community of people so driven to improve themselves and the world. It is like nothing I have ever been apart of.
Alexandra Staples
03:08 22 Jul 17
At trekker training we were engaged in activities to help prepare us for our time in country. We were placed into unexpected situations and had to work as a team to overcome various scenarios. The skills learnt over the weekend can be applied to your university degrees and will encourage growth in your personal development as a person and as a leader. It has been a great experience and I believe those who attend this training will be thoroughly prepared for their project in country.My time in Fiji has been an absolute incredible experience. I met some of the best people in my life, whilst working on a fuel assessment project. These people will remain some of my closest friends and as a team we smashed our part of the project. The past month has been extremely rewarding as we were trying to solve real world problems.I would recommend Project Everest to anyone who wants to make a difference in the world, improve yourself and meet some great people along the way, venture on and get involved.
Joshua Ward
23:06 27 Jul 17
I have been left absolutely speechless after the month I have experienced with Project Everest! I have never been placed with so many like minded individuals who all share the same passion (if not more) and determination to hustle in a month while in country.I joined Project Everest wanting to make a difference in the world and as cliche as that may sound, you really do make a difference! Project Everest values millennials and gives you the ability to dictate where your project goes. The environment Project Everest creates is so nurturing and supportive and provides you with many opportunities for self development. This was one of the best experiences I have ever done and would not regret anything.If you are considering in going on project with Project Everest, I 100% would recommend.
Krystal Kennedy
23:56 27 Jul 17
My experience as a Trekker with Project Everest was truly life changing. Being in an environment where everyone is striving to physically, mentally and emotionally push the limit really catalyses the process of personal development. Whats more, my team and I endeavoured on this journey of personal and professional growth whilst simultaneously creating positive and sustainable impact in the communities we collaborated with. I strongly believe that what Project Everest offers cannot be matched: the unique combination of experiencing country like the locals, team building, operating business, understanding entrepreneurship and implementing initiatives aligned with the UN sustainable development goals. I will certainly be back!
Justin Biceski
11:14 02 Aug 17
The overall weekend as a whole was run in an incredibly professional but also an enjoyable way. The presentations were run very successfully within the given time fragments and the presenters showed obvious enthusiasm making the potentially dry content move in a more quick and engaging manner. The practical tasks were extremely helpful and gave a good idea of the challenge's we may be posed with when in country due to the professional and helpful support of the Project Everest Staff. The Food and Venue were amazing. My only critique would be that the Equipment List was rather vague in terms of what items were needed which could be improved by adding 'pen and notepad' to the list and also using a visual image for what kind of glow stick was required, also the pillow could be listed as a preference as a pillow was already provided which negated the need for me to bring one from home. Overall an amazing weekend
William Atkinson
03:32 29 Oct 17
The leadership training with Project Everest is one of the most unique experiences an individual can go through. My outlook on tasks and life in general now has completely changed. I now have a better understanding of the incredibly broad scope of issues that can arise in any situation, and how to deal with them. You are put in a position that you could not EVER pre-conceive. That discomfort is what you feel in real pressure situations and to now understand techniques on how to mitigate these issues is invaluable.
Isaac Crawford
07:14 31 Oct 17
Project Everest provides an excellent opportunity for extensive personal and professional development. The intensive training prepares you for a challenging but rewarding experience working on a projects focused on making a difference in developing countries. You'll also meet heaps of awesome other people who will become your friends for life.
Jock Willoughby
07:15 31 Oct 17
If you’re looking for an experience to push yourself to the ultimate limits, or unsure of what your limits are. You’ll find them when your in country. It’s a tough month, but you’ll be supported by your team and your leaders. You’ll be asked what you want to get out of it and pushed to achieve it. I had the most incredible experience in country and was actually surprised about how much power I personally had on making the project happen, as a student you don’t get many opportunities like this. I found I was actually applying the things I had learnt at University to a real life situation to make an actual difference in a community. If you’re looking for personal development or a chance to test yourself, I found this experience a great opportunity to do so. Living in a developing country for a month with lots of other University students is tough, and you’re going to hate it at times, but you’ll leave feeling accomplished if you put everything you had into it.
Edwina Jones
07:11 31 Oct 17
Team Leadership Training with Project Everest was one of the best personal development experiences I have gone through. They challenge you in ways you wouldn't imagine and showcased to me my strengths in weaknesses as a leader. I honestly do not know how they pull of a training this good!
eugenia hutton
07:14 31 Oct 17
My time with Project Everest has led to some of the most rewarding, exciting and influential experiences of my life. My overseas trek in Cambodia in July, as well as Team Leadership Training in September have both assisted my development in communication, team work, leadership and business methodology. I wholeheartedly believe the opportunities provided for uni students by PE are the only ones of their kind and will be of immense benefit for anyone looking to broaden their knowledge, skills and friendship base! PE's two biggest assets are definitely their team and their training. Their attention to detail and commitment make your PE journey so much easier; and the training provided prior to your first trek, in conjunction with the first hand experience you gain in country will aid your personal development greatly. This is only intensified if you chose to continue training and growing with PE. Granted, going on a trek can seem a daunting and costly experience, but I cannot stress enough how worthwhile it has been to me.
Connor Moon
09:59 02 Nov 17
My experience with Project Everest has been one of the most challenging and beneficial experiences. Challenging because you experience things that make you super uncomfortable. By learning to get through the uncomfortable situations and learning how to control the situation to make it more comfortable for you, was something I never thought I would learn in life. We cruise by and ignore situations if they get too hard because no one likes sticky situations and we choose to ignore them. But Project Everest pushes you so when these situations arise you are aware and will be able to control yourself and how you react or behave to it. Overall Project Everest encourages you to push yourself, allowing you to perform to your full potential. This experience has been beneficial because it is an experience you do not get at university and its something you cant learn through a power point in class. When you get out your comfort zone and go through the emotions, challenges, you are able open yourself up and you would be amazed how much you can benefit from that.
soni lawson
07:44 03 Nov 17

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Project Everest is dedicated to helping realise the Sustainable Development Goals.

Connecting with local communities

We collaborate with local communities to engage them in change and to be as effective and efficient as possible. Operating across multiple countries, offering varied opportunities to maximise our global social impact.

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We design socially beneficial products and services to solve issues identified by the community. Providing affordable, consistent and tailored products and services delivered through a social enterprise model.


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We build projects and businesses from scratch to ensure they work and that their impact is ongoing and sustainable. Focusing on people, the environment, economy and communities – using stakeholder consultation and feedback to ensure sustainability.

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We increase the employability and skillsets of young people by empowering them with opportunities previously unheard of. Delivering the most comprehensive experiential and practical training at a university level and ongoing professional development opportunities.

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We build deep cultural engagement across borders to break down barriers and raise understanding at the grassroots. Build enterprises to deliver impact in communities by the volume of goods and services sold through our social enterprise ventures.

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