World Changers was founded in Durban, South Africa by Joe White and Sizwe Mthembu in 2002 to deliver life skills and leadership training for high-school and out of school youth. In the last decade, over 30,000 students have participated in one or more of the World Changers programmes, and a number of spin off organisations have emerged across Southern Africa, UK and beyond.
We are working to build a global network of entrepreneurs, product innovators, and change makers committed to the development of people, products and projects that have the potential to change the world.
Funded primarily through grant making trusts and donations in its first decade, World Changers is now establishing an international network and exploring alternative revenue models that include partnerships with universities, corporates, governments and enterprise clusters. Since its launch in the UK in February 2010, the World Changers Foundation has worked closely with the World Changers Academy in South Africa, and in 2014 they start the journey of becoming even more closely integrated.
Character: We pride character; #goodCharacter, over charisma, principled leadership over traditional power plays
Humility: Humility demonstrates self confidence and a recognition that everyone has something to contribute and every achievement takes collective effort, so #beHumble
Respect for others: Everyone wants to be treated with dignity and respect, so #respectOthers
Integrity: Always be true to yourself, and in time you will discover and unleash the greatness within, so #beAuthentic
Wisdom & Judgement: The obvious answer is rarely the right answer, so #beWise
Teachability: All you know is not all there is to know, so #beTeachable
WHAT WE DO
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