Getting Out of Our Comfort Zone: Volunteering in Rural Kenya as a Couple

Bianca and Adam made a life-changing decision in 2019 to travel to a rural village in Kenya together to volunteer with local hospitals and schools. Not only did they challenge themselves and do things they never thought they could do alone, yet alone together; the ripple effects of their time in Ken...


Get to know Jeneane, one of our Nurses In Action Team Leaders!

Jeneane, World Youth International Team Leader, spent nearly as much time in Africa than at home in Australia last year. Travelling for over 5 months, her sense of adventure and passion for healthcare enabled her to really experience the Kenyan culture and further develop her skills in nursing, all...


Jamie Young's New Year's Resolutions

While many people have bid 2019 farewell, and are currently on holidays, the A-League season kicks on throughout the next few months! Although being the busiest time of the year for Brisbane Roar FC’s goalie Jamie Young, he took a few moments to reflect on the past year, and how those experiences...


Spotlight on Toni, one of our amazing Nurses In Action Team Leaders!

As a World Youth International Team Leader, Toni manages the Nurses In Action teams on the ground in Kenya and Nepal, ensuring the Volunteer placements are going along smoothly and that the Volunteers have the opportunity to help make a difference bringing professional and quality healthcare to thos...


21 Computershare employees trekked the Himalayas to raise funds towards children’s education in Nepal

World Youth International are extremely grateful for the efforts of the Computershare employees who recently embarked on a trip of a lifetime, for the Computershare/Change A Life foundation's Trek Nepal 2019, to raise funds towards children’s education in Nepal. The Trek Nepal 2019 team consist...


Educate. Empower. Inspire: International Year of the Nurse & Midwife

World Youth International is aligning with the global campaign, International Year of the Nurse & Midwife, with a series of exciting initiatives throughout 2020 to celebrate. These initiatives include: Launching our Nurses In Action program in the UK. From February 2020, qualified Nurses, Mid...


Well done to our October Nurses In Action!

Thank You to our fantastic Team Leaders Toni Trevor and Jeneane Allen for their guidance and leadership on the most recent Nurses in Action programs held in Nepal and Kenya! 8 wonderful Volunteers travelled to Nepal for the Nurses In Action program in October. During their time in Nepal, they...


Introducing our newest Board Member!

In celebration of International Volunteer Day this Thursday 5 December, we want to recognise one of our amazing volunteers, Katy, who was instrumental in piloting our first ever Nurses in Action program, leading our first team of medical volunteers to work with Mama Ann's Odede Community Health Cent...


Achieving Goals with World Youth International

Due to constant financial struggles and psychological stress, receiving a quality education seems like a far-fetched dream for many children in Nepal. However due to the continuous support and development of the World Youth International School in Gokarna, Nepal, we have been able to celebrate the a...


Trek Nepal 2019

From the Boardroom to the Himalayas; these inspirational Employees are soon to embark on a trip of a lifetime, raising funds to improve children’s education in Nepal. We are proud to announce we are again partnering with Computershare's Change A Life foundation for Trek Nepal 2019, raising funds...


Perth local selected by her employer to participate in Trek Nepal 2019

When Perth local Nicole Lewis was selected by her employer to participate in Trek Nepal 2019, she jumped at the opportunity. As someone who is regularly involved in physically demanding activities such as trail walks and mud runs, Nicole saw joining the Trek Nepal 2019 team as a way to expand her e...


Trek Nepal 2019 participant looking forward to visiting the World Youth International School

Tony Canterbury will soon be embarking on quite an adventure, participating in the upcoming Trek Nepal 2019. The Trek Nepal 2019 team consists of 21 Computershare employees from Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong who will embark on a trip of a lifetime, strenuously hiking for 6 days through the...


This inspirational working mum is soon to embark on a trip of a lifetime, raising funds to improve children’s education in Nepal.

As a busy working mother of 3 children (plus a German shepherd), Simone de Kretser was recently invited to participate in Trek Nepal 2019; an invitation she sees as a chance to give back to the community and make a difference. “I want my children to see me as a good role model for helping and resp...


Melbourne Dad joins Trek Nepal 2019 to help World Youth International with our mission

As a father of 3 boys and a junior basketball coach, Evan Giosis realised that one of the greatest joys he has in life is witnessing and helping with the education and personal development of children. When the opportunity arose to participate in Trek Nepal 2019, he saw it as a chance to give back t...


Computershare Sales Director to trek the Himalayas to raise funds towards children’s education in Nepal

It’s not every day that your employer asks whether you would like to take a break from the office to instead trek the Himalayas, but that is exactly what happened to Brisbane local Rachel Sakurai, one of the 21 Computershare employees participating in Trek Nepal 2019. The Trek Nepal 2019 team con...


Avid adventurer leads inspirational group of employees for Trek Nepal 2019

Leading the Trek Nepal 2019 team of 21 inspirational Computershare employees for a trip of a lifetime is seasoned hiker and adventurer Aaron Davies. Having been involved in many of World Youth International’s adventure programs as well as visiting Nepal 5 times previously, Aaron is the perfect ca...


Impact of Mama Ann’s Odede Community Health Centre

The Odede Community Health Centre opened its doors in March 2013, and since then has treated more than 55,000 patients, most of whom live below the poverty line. In Odede and the villages surrounding it, many families live on less than $2 income per day, and maternal and infant mortality rates are h...


LEAP - The Art of Learning Workshop

Earlier this year, 30 students and 6 teachers from the World Youth International School in Nepal participated in a two day workshop “LEAP - The Art of Learning” facilitated by our Chairperson Georgie Evangelou. This interactive workshop focused on building students’ confidence and self-awareness,...


Nurses in Action Kenya – June & August 2019

Thank you to our fantastic Team Leader Toni Trever, for her guidance and leadership on the recent Nurses in Action programs held in Kenya! The program in June was attended by 12 volunteers, bringing with them abundant nursing and allied health experience to the small community of Odede. A large gr...


Introducing WYI's first female Chairperson

Introducing WYI's new Chairperson! What a privilege it is for me to step into the role of incoming Chair on behalf of World Youth International! Firstly, I’d like to share my heartfelt thanks to so many of you, our volunteers over the years who have got us to where we are today. Each and every one...


Nurses in Action Kenya January 2019

Question: What do you get when you mix 10 women of varying ages from 22-59 in a house with bunk beds squeezed into rooms smaller than the average Australian bedroom, minimal solar power, no refrigeration, no hot water and no fans/aircon in hot humid weather in a small village on a hill overlooking K...


Happy New Year!

As we enter 2019, we reflect on another successful year, and a very exciting year of growth for World Youth International. None of this is possible without our volunteers or supporters! Thank you to each and every one of you for your ongoing support and for the difference you have made to the live...


Nurses in Action October 2018

In October 2018, 12 enthusiastic nurses from all over Australia started an amazing journey in Kathmandu, Nepal. We landed at festival time and witnessed an exuberant display of Diwali light decorations. The team got together to share their hopes, fears and dreams of being in a foreign country as wel...

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