South Africa Challenge 2015
Essex Rotary University Travel Grant kindly agreed to support Lorenza Arnaboldi for the 2015 programme, the fund runs to support study opportunities abroad for University of Essex students.
Loughborough School of Business and Economics kindly agreed to sponsor business school students for the 2015 programme with a donation from their alumni fund, the Fund for Excellence – established to support excellence, helping to stimulate and motivate future leaders to enable them to achieve their full potential.
Peter is coordinating his third South Africa Challenge programme. He is a Management Science Graduate from Loughborough University, currently on the future leaders programme at Grant Thornton. He also is also the founder of social organisation Fail Forward along with supporting Durban Hub. Peter has a passion for South Africa and facilitating the education of future leaders.
Currently in my final year at Loughborough University studying Management Sciences, I will be graduating in 2015. Throughout my time at university I have been involved in Enactus Loughborough and a number of other projects aiming to solve often social problems through entrepreneurial thinking, as well as developing an interest in enterprise education and entrepreneurship. Having been on South Africa Challenge 2014, and learning so much about myself and the country and its culture, I’m really looking forward to be going back and learning even more, and meeting the new team for South Africa Challenge 2015!
29 June - 15 July
Currently, I am a first year International Business student at Loughborough University. I had a relatively early and highly unusual introduction to the world of business when I was growing up in the Falkland Islands, and believe this was where my desire to change the world began. On a previous visit to South Africa I stayed in Kasteelberg at the Goedgedacht Trust, a South African charity for rural children, where a small group of volunteers were changing the lives of thousands. I hope that I can use these experiences throughout the South Africa Challenge, and then take the skills and experiences gained from the Challenge into my journey to change the world.
I have always been entrepreneurial, industrious and committed to developing myself in order to fulfil my potential. With huge ambitions, university was never an option to me because gaining real life experience and developing the skills I need is far more valuable. Having a passion to fund-raise for worthy causes and a natural flair in event management, outside of work, I have studied an Event Management course with London's Ashdown Academy.
Second year geography student and Marketing Director of Enactus Leeds. Shocked by the level of suffering in a world with such amazing people, I am passionate about social justice. As project Leader for an exciting new enterprise, I will be implementing plans to empower rape survivors and educate young people with South Africa Challenge in July. I can’t wait! I am happiest when exploring the great outdoors with friends. In my spare time (if I ever have any) I love playing sports, baking, and monging out in front of pointless television with a box of chocolates and a girly magazine.
I am a first year psychology student at the University of Leeds, from Cheltenham. I am a passionate and outspoken feminist and I devote a lot of my time to educating people about social justice issues such as gender inequality, homophobia, and transphobia. I aspire to become either a rape councillor or a police officer working in the vulnerable victims unit, in order to help end rape culture. I love to travel, having recently been on a two week adventure to Russia and I aspire to do plenty more in the future, when I have the money!
I am a psychology student with an interest in human rights and a very strong concern for issues regarding social injustice. I am originally from a small town in Italy but had the immense luck of living in various parts of the world whilst growing up. I am ambitious, industrious and driven; and very determined when it comes to achieving my goals. I am incredibly excited about this challenge as an opportunity to put in practice all I have been learning in the last few years and commence my path to becoming a social entrepreneur and an agent of change in the world.
I am a second year International Business student at Loughborough University. I have always been concerned about others and how my actions can have a positive impact on their lives, therefore participating for example in the Social Storm 2014 competition. Being from Austria, but studying in England allows me to see problems from two different cultural angles, which will hopefully benefit me in South Africa. Moreover, I hope the programme enables me to grow as a person and that I can use my skills and past experiences to have a long-lasting impact on the lives of many other people.