WHAT IS THE PROGRAM? 

From the village classroom in Malawi, you will learn from the most unlikely leaders who have created impact through mindset shift and direct action to successfully lead and inspire change. Immersed in the remote villages of Malawi, witnessing transformation of communities from poverty to prosperity, you will experience a living demonstration of the art of what is possible.

The journey starts when you are accepted to be one of 15 people who take on fundraising at a level that challenges you ($10,000 minimum). This leadership act will have you shift gears and take actions that stretch you out of your comfort zone. You will become an expert in having bold and courageous conversations to gain support for your journey. Achieving your fundraising target is the first step to unlocking your possibility, potential and purpose. Next, the 6 day immersion program in Malawi will give you the opportunity to learn from those who have transformed the lives of their family and community through shifting their mindsets from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’ to ‘We can’.

“FROM A PROFESSIONAL POINT OF VIEW, I WAS REMINDED ABOUT THE STRENGTH OF PARTNERSHIPS. I WAS HUMBLED AT THE PARTNERSHIPS THAT EXISTED IN UGANDA BETWEEN GOVERNMENT, COMMUNITY AND THE HUNGER PROJECT. THIS IS A LONG-TERM STRATEGY WHERE EACH PARTNER IS COMMITTED TO A SUSTAINABLE OUTCOME.”

VANESSA PORTER, MANAGING DIRECTOR, ALL OF YOU

PROGRAM ITINERARY

WHERE WILL WE GO?

We will travel throughout Malawi visiting villages where The Hunger Project works to transform the lives of the community. You will meet with community leaders and learn from their powerful stories of courage, strength and resilience.

WHAT WILL WE DO?

 You will participate in a series of interactive workshops, village visits, group discussions and reflection activities that will facilitate insight and drive a powerful, personal journey. Learning through observation and applying these lessons to your personal context, you will explore strategic, influential, bottom up drivers of mindset shift that will allow you to drive change, shift ingrained perspectives and implement action for yourself and your community.

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PROGRAM OUTCOMES

As well as being able to see first-hand how your fundraising can catalyse real change in communities fighting hunger and poverty, the program will also provide you with:

DEVELOPING PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP:

  • Fostering courageous conversations and actions
  • Unleashing the hidden leader in all
  • Being present and intentional
  • Clarifying purpose
  • Embedding personal ownership

POWER OF MINDSET:

  • Identifying and challenging unconscious belief systems
  • Unlocking personal or professional challenges
  • Creating an inspiring vision for your future
  • Developing an action plan for achieving your vision

“The program is both humbling and inspiring. You get to see first-hand how the money raised is used, and what a tremendous difference your effort can make in rural communities. It will change the way you see the world. An opportunity like this does not come around often – if ever – so you’d be crazy not to take it.”

– Joe Leech, Founder, dietvsdisease.org

KEY INFORMATION

6 DAY PROGRAM

17th November – 22nd November 2019

ARRIVAL DATE

16th November 2019

DEPARTURE DATE

23rd November 2019

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

Maximum 15 participants

FUNDRAISING TARGET

$10,000 minimum per participant 

ADDITIONAL COSTS

$3,500 On-Ground Costs (See inclusions and exclusions). Including a non-refundable registration fee: $1,000 due within two weeks of being accepted on the program. Remaining cost payment due 17th August 2019.

FUNDRAISING DUE

17th October 2019

MINIMUM AGE

18 years old (younger applicants considered on application)

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Accommodation for program dates listed
  • Airport transfers in Malawi upon program arrival and departure
  • All group meals as per itinerary
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Private transport throughout Malawi
  • All workshops and community visits included in itinerary
  • Celebration dinner
  • THP Malawi Program Staff including translators
  • Program facilitator and support staff
  • Basic first aid kit

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

  • International flights
  • Travel excursions not listed in itinerary
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Vaccinations (please consult a travel vaccination specialist for up to date information)
  • Visas

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS TRAVELLING TO MALAWI SAFE?

Yes! According to the Australian Government’s Smart Traveller website Malawi is ranked as green ‘Exercise normal safety precautions’. This green rating is the same travel advice given for Australia. The Hunger Project also takes necessary precautions to reduce risk to safety like having privately hired drivers and vehicles, ensuring everyone is accounted for through a buddy system and making sure people are not travelling alone at night. However, you do need to be aware of the risks associated with travelling to developing countries. We recommend reading the advice provided on the Smart Traveller website and registering your travel with them. 

IS THERE FUNDRAISING SUPPORT?

We understand that fundraising $10,000 can be daunting at first, however, we are here to support you every step of the way and make sure you have what you need to reach your target. We will provide you with an easy to use online fundraising page, digital content such as images for your social media, advice on running fundraising events and ongoing guidance throughout the process.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN’T MEET THE FUNDRAISING TARGET?

If you are unable to meet the fundraising target by the scheduled due date you will be required to personally invest the difference between your fundraising and your target.

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Travel insurance is compulsory when travelling with The Hunger Project. You will be responsible for arranging your own travel insurance and ensuring that you have the appropriate coverage.

WHAT VACCINATIONS DO I NEED?

It is best to contact your doctor or a travel doctor to assess what vaccinations you may need to travel to Malawi. Please do this as soon as possible upon acceptance into the program. 

WHAT ABOUT THE FOOD?

The meals included in the program are detailed in the itinerary. Your health is our priority in Malawi and we will ensure that there is sufficient food throughout the program. We will do our best to cater for dietary requirements, however, it can be hard in developing countries where this may not be the norm. If you do have dietary requirements, please ensure this is clearly communicated to our program staff.

If you have any further questions about the Unlock Leadership Immersion Program please email frieda.munz@thp.org or call the office on 02 9222 9088.

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Find out more about the Unlock program by reading the articles below from past program participants.

Joseph...A True Leader

Iman Harrak – December 7, 2018

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Leadership Lessons in Uganda

Kemi Nekvapil – December, 2018

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Stories from a day in Uganda

Mark La Brooy, December, 2016

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Abandon your scarcity mindset for a life of abundance

Sydney Morning Herald – December 15, 2016

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Having a vision is a gift

Vanessa Porter – November 13, 2018

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One small habit influential leaders know has BIG impact

HR Junction – April 27, 2017

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It's about more than just money

Australian Broker – July, 2017

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