For those who missed out in 2017, World Challenge in partnership with the Alliance is running another familiarisation tour in 2018 and again in 2019. The trip offers a rare opportunity for professional development that will extend your understanding of a unique destination, learn about the challenges faced by people in the developing world, understand best practice in risk management and service-learning and network with like-minded colleagues.
Open to principals or one senior staff member at each school, take your opportunity to plan ahead for this fascinating learning adventure and get it into your diary now!
Situated at the tip of the sub-continent Sri Lanka is an exotic mixture of Indian and Asian influences. This 7-day trip will take in the best that this amazing country has to offer such as the ancient cities of Dumballa and Sigiriya or a visit to the spice gardens of Matale. Project visits will focus on rural schools as we examine the positive impact that our teams have had on improving teaching and learning conditions.
Through the support of World Challenge, I joined a group of senior leaders from the Alliance on a ‘familiarisation’ trip to Cambodia. We set out to understand women’s issues and learn more about educational challenges and opportunities in Cambodia. We came back with a good dose of perspective, an understanding of the history of Cambodia, admiration for individuals who have devoted their energies to improving the lives of women and young people in very challenging circumstances, as well as appreciation for the preparation, care and ‘risk-management’ capability of World Challenge and our courageous group leaders, World Challenge’s General Manager, Mark Walters and Program Development Manager, Jodie Burton. Through this experience, we also got to know each other, and learnt so much about each other’s schools and leadership challenges. If there is another familiarisation experience of this nature, I encourage you to consider taking part.
Fran Reddan, Principal, Mentone Girls’ Grammar School (Melbourne) and Alliance President
Please contact Mark Walters at World Challenge to discuss the trip. [email protected] or 0402 097 186