Here are some of the many inspiring comments we’ve received from our previous participants:
Steve Davies, Head of Financial Innovation, Welsh Government:
'It was a fantastic experience and one that I would strongly recommend. The programme offers a great opportunity to test your resilience and develop your leadership skills. But in the end, what you put into the programme is dwarfed by what you take out. You meet amazing people doing extraordinary things in barely credible circumstances. There's no other training programme that I know of that offers that kind of exposure, or rewards your participation so richly.'
‘Frustrating, challenging, heart breaking and rewarding – all in equal measure, but ultimately a life changing experience’
‘It has given me a totally different outlook on my life and the lives of others. It has inspired me to embrace change within my own career and to strike out in a new direction.’
‘An opportunity to use your skills and experience in a very different environment and realise that you can make a lasting difference in a short space of time. You then return to your work feeling empowered, confident and revitalised and better prepared to face the challenges.’
‘I loved that there is such an incredible programme where you can use skills to help others in a completely different environment. I very wrongly left thinking ‘I can’t wait to help others’. I was so wrong. It’s so much a more than that. Local people open up your eyes on real issues, they show you trust and respect, they give to you more than you can ever imagine. You make friends.’
‘I will approach my work with a wider perspective and a more diverse outlook, which I believe will also enhance the skills which I have further developed as part of the programme.’