World Changers Challenge: South Africa 2017

The 2017 programme was led by Lorenza Arnaboldi, Helen Ots and Hadrian Tulk, who led the largest team to date. This year’s programme saw the team meeting several NGOs, learning about the local culture, taking part in networking events and pitching competitions, all in between researching and testing solutions for tackling their chosen societal challenges

​This 2017 team was drawn from graduates across industries including education, consulting, and mental health services, and current students and recent graduates from six universities, studying law, business, economics, and international relations. Many of the team participate in an array of hobbies, entrepreneurial pursuits, and pro-bono services. Together, they represented 12 nationalities and countries.

South Africa Challenge 2017 involved Leah Simmons, Maaha Suleiman, Catarina Da Silva, Cameron Kelly, Troy Norbert, Olly Larcombe, Grace Wong, Marie-Louise Galoisy, Umberto Kone, Giorgos Neokleous, Toju Olufeyimi, Pamela Bijl, and Leon Seefeld, with Lorenza Arnaboldi, Hadrian Tulk, and Helen Ots as alumni Team Leaders.

Download our 2017 report

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Loughborough School of Business and Economics kindly agreed to sponsor business school students for the 2017 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.

Incubator Africa and African Child Trust kindly sponsored a project aiming to tackle waste management through educatio