Social Entrepreneurship

Unearthed .....Out Of The Ordinary

Track Rhino on foot. Live in a Zulu village. Snorkel with Sharks in the warm Indian Ocean. Build confidence, leadership skills and the business skills to design your future. This is no ordinary course and no ordinary 11 days!

Run in partnership with ETC-Africa, the course involves a range of activities and  a structured learning program specifically aimed at giving important skills to young people who want to make the world a better place. Learn about crafting your business plan, marketing skills, proposal writing and making your idea razor sharp! 

The carefully designed program includes everything from swimming with sharks in the Indian Ocean to spending five days sleeping under the stars and tracking rhino on foot in a wilderness area and living in a rural Zulu village. Everything is designed to answer one question; who are YOU, where are YOU going and how can YOU change the world? Like they say, Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do

The world is changing. The job for life concept is gone. The notion of simply getting a degree to guarantee you your dream job is a fallacy. The world is changing, changing fast. Where will you fit in? How will you make an impression?  Where do you start trying to mould your place in the world? Are you prepared for the modern workplace? Do you have the vision and drive to become a social entrepreneur or to set yourself apart, to add value and inspire in the modern workplace?

“Governments are not equipped to solve all of the world’s problems – nor should they be – and are looking for innovative solutions from the private sector. Social entrepreneurs will play a vital role” ~ Siri Terjesen. Global Entrepreneurship monitor.

What few people realise is that in the modern world, an engineer, an accountant, an analyst, can all make as big (if not bigger impact) on conservation and the betterment of our world as  a biologist or social activist. Providing you have the same basic understanding, skills set, leadership ability, confidence, planning and a vision to make it happen. The world doesn't need more scientists or researchers, it needs more engineers, more teachers, more entrepreneurs who are inspired and equipped with the knowledge to make a difference.
This course is specifically designed to help you find your place, your niche and help you map out  your vision for your future.

The Benefits Of The Course

By the end of this course you will have a set of skills and experiences that will change your life, including: By the end of this course you will have a set of skills and experiences that will change your life, including: 

  • Being exposed to ideas, careers, concepts, challenges and opportunities that you probably never knew existed 
  • Gaining a newfound sense of purpose and vision for your place in the world
  • Nurturing a project from a tiny idea into a viable social entrepreneurship business model or value proposition ...with a solid plan!
  • Developing a clear understanding of what you will need to do to get where you want to go, what skills you need to cultivate and what people you need to be engaging with. 
  • Find ways you can “bootstrap” your business idea and start growing it RIGHT NOW
  • Learn about the practicalities of marketing, business planning, proposal writing, financial planning and harnessing the power of the internet to make things happen, essential skills! 
  • Become part of a global alumni of likeminded young people from all walks of life, sharing ideas and working towards making the world a better place (our cunning "master plan")
Who Should Attend

Who is this suited to? Well, we say, any young person (or young at heart person) trying to find their place in the world, everyone has equal potential, they just need to find their passion and focus it in the right direction. The course is ideally suited towards people who want to work in the fields of environmental or social issues, specifically fields addressing the Global Goals For Sustainable Development. These include school leavers, graduates or gap year students or anyone still trying to decide what direction to follow with their lives but know they want to make a difference!

    • Graduates who are going to be entering the workplace and want to offer potential employees something unique, who want more than a “job”
    • Dreamers who want to build their own business and leave a positive legacy
    • Young people who are passionate about a cause and want to find ways of following that passion
    • Young people trying to find their place in the world, who are looking for inspiration, ideas, and a chance to blossom into something great
    • Young people who want to help create a better world but don’t know how.
Course Program

The program is a carefully guided mix of theory coursework, practical application and a large portion of incredible experiences, which all ultimately lead to outcomes including:

  • Building independence and confidence in yourself, your ideas and your future
  • Finding yourself, your passion, your driving force and apply it positively in the modern business world
  • Learning to face up and deal with fears and life’s challenges in an effective and positive way
  • Growing new ideas, learn how to take them from idea to implementation 
  • Discovering new opportunities, a range of careers and ways to approach the business world that make a difference
  • Understanding global challenges, see the world from new and different perspectives, learn what is important to you
  • Set goals, design plans, make things happen. A range of diverse career opportunities, projects and initiatives you probably never thought of.
  • Critical life skills essential for survival in the modern world
  • Business skills from marketing to financial management & proposal writing 
Dates & Costs

ZAR19 200 per person (approx €1190 / $1350) 

What's Included?

  • Each experience directly contributes to conservation. We have ensured that you have NO hidden, unexpected costs.
  • All meals, soft drinks & accommodation
  • All equipment for trails and snorkelling (backpacks, sleeping bags, snorkel gear etc…)
  • Emergency cover
  • All transport and airport transfers from Durban (King Shaka International) 
  • All nature reserve and other entry fees
  • Facilitators and guides
  • Priceless memories


29 April - 9 May 2019

3-13 June 2019 3-13 June 2019*

(*Custom dates can be arranged for groups of 5 or more people)

Max 8 people per intake

Wilderness Leadership School Trust

90 Coedmore Ave
Yellowwood Park, Durban
South Africa
+ 27 (0) 31 462 8642 / +27 (0) 832 255960

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