Create Sustainable Global Change, working alongside local communities .

Secure practical skills and industry experience that puts you ahead of the graduate pack, all whilst achieving a sustainable, genuine social impact in the developing world.

Program overview

If you undertake a Global Impact Program with us, you will be working in a team of 6-8 other trekkers (other awesome students like you) to work on the development of a particular venture. You’ll have a highly trained team leader whose focus will be on facilitating the project growth and the wellbeing of the team, as well as a Group Leader and 2IC (second-in-charge) to manage the group as a whole.

If you are successful in your application and interviews for one of our projects, you’ll be required to attend pre-departure training, and then a Global Impact Program of 4, 8, or 12 weeks. Some projects only operate in certain countries due to feasibility, viability, and the local infrastructure to implement a specific business model. Click here to see which projects are running in each country.

As a trekker on a Global Impact Program, you’ll be playing a hands-on role at the core of the venture development: working directly with the local community and iterating your product or service to ensure a locally tailored solution to the social issue. You, your team, and your leaders will be responsible for the development of this startup at a grassroots level – pretty awesome, right?

Whilst your overall global Impact Program will be similar no matter which project you undertake and where, each experience differs based on country, project, leadership team, you team and your group. Not only will your work experience be different from others you graduate beside at university, but it will also even be unique alongside other people within Project Everest.

Countries We Operate

The countries we are working in are continuously assessed for safety and venture feasibility. We design projects the needs of the local community to ensure that a long term and ongoing sustainable impact can be achieved.

Fiji

Social Consulting

Sustainable Stoves

Malawi

Microfinance

Solar Solutions

Female Hygiene & Sanitation

Timor-Lesté

Sustainable Stoves

Female Hygiene & Sanitation

India

Energy Infrastructure

Biomass Fuels

“What. A. Month.”

Going to Timor-Leste with Project Everest is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. The amount you grow personally and professionally is unimaginable. All the leadership team works tirelessly, and all their energy is put into moving the project forward, and helping you achieve goals to benefit communities less fortunate then your own.

It’s a bonus that you will meet friends for life on the trip, all trekkers are like minded and have the underlying goal of helping people and pushing each other to be the best they can possibly be.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re are doing arts, law or engineering, Project Everest is for everyone. It develops your confidence, communication skills and allows you to think of creative and practical ways to solve social issues. There are also many opportunities to stay connected post project, and highlights how much Project Everest cares about those involved with them.

So, if you like adventure, but need a little push, Project Everest is for you!”

Nick Kappos, Trekker | Timor-Leste Jan 2018

The Projects

Connecting young change-makers and technology partners you will be testing social enterprise solutions in real world contexts at the very early stages. This is an opportunity to deeply understand our community members and work with them to develop meaningful social impact. 

Your Global Impact Program will last for either 4, 8, or 12 weeks, subject to project availability.

 

Dates

2020 Training Dates

DECEMBER PROJECTS
NSW: Saturday, October 24, 20
VIC: Saturday, October 31, 20

JANUARY & FEBRUARY PROJECTS
NSW: Saturday, November 21, 20
VIC: Thursday, November 19, 20

Cost

OPHTHALMOLOGY & OPTICAL – 4IZE

4ize manufacturers flat pack prescription spectacles at minimal cost, able to be prescribed by anyone who has undergone a simple 30 minute training process, increasing access and affordability to ophthalmology.

UNSDGs targeted:

3 Good Health and Wellbeing, 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Agricultural Data Consulting – DArT

DArT addresses permaculture, genoming and sustainable agriculture across the developed and developing world using state of the art technology.

UNSDGs targeted:

2 Zero Hunger, 15 Life on Land

Anti-Poaching & AI Technology

We have partners that are confidential under contract, who manufacture and install AI technology designed to identify and locate poachers in national parks across Africa, whose research and product we test, consult upon and protect.

UNSDGs targeted:

15 Life on Land

EarthTech

Working in a small team alongside a consulting mentor you will join the team of a social enterprise in a developing country. Each social enterprise has their own unique challenges and you will collaborate with them to get their impact to the next level. Expect to get in the weeds and embrace the chaos and challenge of working in an early stage company.

B Clinics

B Corps cover a range of industries and company sizes but what unites them is the commitment to improve their social and environmental impact. You will deep dive on the B Corp framework with your team and PEV support to help your assigned company exceed their social impact targets. You will gain a much greater understanding of impact through enterprise in the developed world.

Microfinance

Access to socially beneficial assets through access to capital

 

Solar SOlutions

Electrifying Malawi and India through affordable solar home systems

 

Sustainable Stoves

Addressing air pollution for health using clean cookstoves

 

BIOMASS FUELS

Biodigester to utilise agricultural waste in food production

 

FEMALE HYGIENE AND SANITATION

Producing female hygiene solutions whilst providing education and sustainable livelihood opportunities for women.

 

SOCIAL CONSULTING

Bridging the gap between small to medium businesses in developing countries and loan providers.

 

Agricultural Data Consulting – DArT

DArT addresses permaculture, genoming and sustainable agriculture across the developed and developing world using state of the art technology.

A Typical day on our Global Impact Program

 

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0700-0830

Wake up, breakie and prep for the day.
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0830-0845

Morning meeting: goal setting, health ratings, outline daily activities
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0845-1300

Start project activities e.g. running workshops, impact and feasibility assessments.
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1345-1730

After lunch, continue project activities e.g. conducting secondary research, testing with the community.
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1730-1745

Daily team or group debrief.
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1745-2100

Free time, dinner, then bed.

Get Involved

Join a team of social entrepreneurs committed to creating social change, sustainable social enterprises and achieving determined sustainability development goals. Learn leadership skills, gain personal development skills, and be part of the social change.