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ARVIND MALHOTRA,
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

“It’s my belief that each one of us needs to play our role to tackle the challenges we face around the world. Whether it be the challenges of climate change, access to quality education or economic inequality we can all make a difference. Through small changes comes big impact. At Challenges Abroad Australia we are committed to developing global citizens who are able to define their purpose, share their passion and put their mission into practice as leaders of the future. We would like to invite you on our journey together, to create a better world and become part of a community of people who care.”

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MOLLY PRICE,
MARKETING MANAGER

“I've long considered myself a Global Citizen, but it wasn't until I volunteered in Cambodia at the end of my uni degree that I truly understood the power of global citizenship. I've since been lucky enough to visit CAA hubs in Thailand, Cambodia and Peru and am constantly inspired by the impact our volunteers make in the community. I am so proud to be part of a team that is shaping the next generation of global leaders and I would encourage everyone to step out of their comfort zone and volunteer overseas - it will change your life!”

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KATE NICKLIN,
University programs & partnerships manager – Queensland

“I was lucky enough to volunteer abroad in South Africa and Botswana during my time at University and it was truly a life-changing and eye-opening experience! I strongly believe that the opportunity to volunteer abroad leads to enormous personal development and growth. It is an experience that will inevitably expose you to new cultures, environments and challenges - you will be immersed in a world outside of your comfort zone!”

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ROSELYNN LANG,
UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS & PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER - Western Australia

“My passion has always been helping young adults reach their potential and developing future leaders. Having worked extensively in the tertiary sector in developing student leadership programs, managing volunteering programs, study abroad programs and work integrated learning programs in the business, engineering and arts sectors, there is nothing that lights up my day quite like seeing how much our volunteers grow from their experience and how they make the world a brighter place for others.”

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KIRSTY KENNEDY,
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT MANAGER – Victoria

“My volunteering experiences in the Phillipines and Cambodia have made me so passionate about ethical travelling and sustainable community development. My dream is to see every young Australian be able to get out of their comfort zone and travel to another country to see the challenges they face. I think our society and our future would look so different if everybody had this experience and was able to become a Global Citizen!”

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Harley Trickett,
Student Engagement Manager - New South Wales

“My experiences volunteering in Romania, Bolivia, Colombia and Laos have been some of the most formative parts of my life. It’s shaped my empathy, understanding of the world, and my passion for sustainable and equitable development. Volunteering abroad gives you the chance to challenge yourself, experience new things, and realise your potential to create positive change in the world!”

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Kieran West,
Support Team Leader

“I’ve been supporting Challenges Abroad Australia volunteers since 2014, and the most rewarding part of my role is seeing the joy and excitement that our volunteers bring to the rural communities we work with around the world. When I spent time in Cambodia last year coordinating our program I had the pleasure of seeing first-hand the difference that our volunteers make! This experience really opened my eyes to what it means to be a Global Citizen.”