Registered Nurse Helen Zahos recognised for her humanitarian efforts through the Nurses In Action program

Congratulations to our Nurses In Action Ambassador Helen Zahos, who has been named the winner of multiple Stevie® Awards in the 17th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honour female executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run, a...


Why join Nurses In Action during a pandemic? Kasia’s insights!

Developing countries such as Nepal and Kenya are struggling more than ever as a result of the pandemic. Many of us, particularly our health professionals, recognise the extra help these vulnerable communities need and are keen to travel as soon as it's possible. Over the past few months, we have con...


Steven: Returning to Kenya, this time as an Allied Health Assistant!

Steven is an Allied Health Assistant on NSW’s Central Coast, currently working on a medical and rehabilitation ward. He assists patients with physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, nutrition, social work and podiatry. In between working, swimming and patrolling for his local surf lif...


Introducing CharityBay

We are so excited to now be featured on charityBay, which is an accessible, easy to use online marketplace that helps you convert your unwanted valuable items into cash donations. Proceeds from your sold items are then directed to your charity of choice, allowing non-profit organisations such as W...


Nurses In Action Volunteers during the pandemic: Kay’s insights

Many would say that 2020’s International Year of the Nurse and Midwife has been shadowed by the impacts of the coronavirus, but on the other hand, the timing could not have been better. The pandemic has demonstrated the generosity, strength and courage of nurses globally more than ever. But we shoul...


Nurses In Action Volunteers during the pandemic: Abbey's insights

Abbey is an Intensive Care Nurse and past Nurses In Action Volunteer currently working at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. For Abbey, the most difficult part of nursing during the pandemic has been the minimal human contact she can provide her patients in their time of need. “The Intensive Care Unit...


Acknowledging Ralph Hoey this Father's Day!

We wish all Dads and Father figures a Happy Father's Day! This Father's Day, we would like to acknowledge one of our Founders and a father figure to many over the years, Ralph Hoey, and celebrate his many wonderful achievements. World Youth International was founded in 1988 by Ralph's son Robert...


Nurses In Action Volunteers during the pandemic: Linsie’s story

Now months into the global pandemic, we have been able to see and experience the positive and negative impacts on a diverse range of health and social issues. Linsie is a Mental Health Occupational Therapist and past Nurses In Action Volunteer, currently working as a Community Mental Health Clinic...


Spotlight on our Real Life Hero this World Humanitarian Day!

Every year, World Humanitarian Day pays special tribute to the Real Life Heroes who have committed their lives to helping others in the most extreme circumstances throughout the world. However, as a result of the pandemic, many of us have found the extreme circumstances to be on our very own doors...


Thank you to our Real Life Heroes this World Humanitarian Day!

Every year, World Humanitarian Day pays special tribute to the real-life heroes who have committed their lives to helping others in the most extreme circumstances throughout the world. Our very own real-life hero is Helen Zahos, Emergency Nurse and Paramedic who has volunteered in disaster areas a...


Spotlight on Humanitarian Nurse Helen Zahos!

Every year, World Humanitarian Day acknowledges and celebrates those who have committed their lives to helping others in the most extreme circumstances throughout the world. Our Nurses in Action Ambassador, Helen Zahos, is an Emergency Nurse and Paramedic who has volunteered in disaster areas arou...


Welcoming the newest Director on our Board, Rachel

We are so excited to welcome Rachel Sakurai to our World Youth International Board! We are grateful to have her join our leadership and contribute to the development and impact of our organisation. While Rachel has only just joined us in an official capacity, she has been involved with World Youth...


Leading a charity organisation through a pandemic

Leading World Youth International as General Manager isn’t a job for Terry Hoey; it’s a lifestyle, and it has been for the last 2 decades. It always has its challenges, but navigating it through this latest pandemic has been the toughest. World Youth International is a registered charity, founde...


Spotlight on World Youth International’s General Manager Terry

Terry’s journey with World Youth International has been an amazing adventure that has allowed him to experience many different countries and cultures, while inspiring positive change across the globe. There are many families that aspire to help change the world but only few that have the tools, cour...


How a Child Scholarship Changed this Student’s Life

World Youth International has proved to be a stepping stone for various children in the community of Gokarna, Nepal. From providing education scholarships to children to caring for their accommodation and health, World Youth International has changed hundreds of lives and paved a strong foundatio...


Thank you to our Child Scholarship Sponsors!

This July, we are celebrating our generous sponsors for all the love and support they have provided over the years through our child scholarship program. Due to these sponsors, many children in Nepal have had the opportunity to gain a quality education and work towards a brighter future. Nepal is...


Revised Nurses In Action program launched to improve access to health, and increase education for Nurses

World Youth International are excited to announce the launch of their revised Nurses In Action Kenyan program, which will commence as soon as travel restrictions ease. The covid-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on World Youth International, as our key business is facilitating immersive...


The Pandemic’s Impact on Education & Students’ Mental Health Within Nepal

With the pandemic creating chaos around the world, Nepal adopted maximum restrictions to ensure the safety of their country’s citizens. However, the immediate lockdown on the entire country was unexpected and nobody was prepared for the extensive list of rules that they had to abide by. A country wh...


Volunteering within vulnerable communities profoundly changed this Nurse/Midwife’s career trajectory

Rohan is a Registered Nurse and Midwife from the Northern Territory who embarked on World Youth International’s Global Adventurers Program in Kenya last year. Having spent 3 weeks in Kenya and witnessing how dire the state of health is for the country’s citizens, Rohan felt that his nursing and midw...


#GivingTuesdayNow - Responding to Urgent Covid-19 Need, Supporting Students from Vulnerable Communities in Nepal

World Youth International is responding to meet the needs of students within vulnerable communities of Nepal by joining #GivingTuesdayNow. GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that takes place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19...


At the forefront of global health: Malaria Vaccination Program Introduced

World Youth International are proud to announce that our Odede Community Health Centre is one of the first medical facilities in Kenya to roll out a new form of malaria prevention; a childhood vaccine. The vaccine, known as RTS,S, is being made available to children up to 2 years of age across Ke...


How volunteering can impact your life (and career)!

Volunteering is not new to Australians. In fact, around 34% of our population spends time volunteering every year, collectively clocking around 700 million hours helping others. Based on over 3 decades of working in the international volunteering space, and conversations with thousands of incredi...


Video Editor/Content Creator - Volunteer Opportunity

World Youth International are looking for a Video Editor/Content Creator, who can help us take our visual identity to another level! This will involve managing third party content (taken by our volunteers/ambassadors) to help us share the positive impact that our projects are having around the world...


All Volunteers Home Safely! COVID-19 Update

Over the past week, due to impact of the global pandemic, World Youth International personally assisted all our Australian volunteers who were abroad on our programs to make it home. Getting them on flights home was our first priority and we worked around the clock to make it happen. They are all no...


COVID-19 Update – World Youth International/Nurses In Action

As you are all aware, measures to manage the spread of the Coronavirus are now being enforced globally and we are following suit. We have personally assisted all our Australian volunteers who were abroad on our programs to make it home. They are all now home safely and undergoing their 14 days of...


IMPROVING ACCESS TO MATERNAL CARE IN ODEDE, KENYA

We have been working to improve nutrition and health outcomes for women and children in Odede, Kenya. Many women in Kenya suffer from malnutrition, which not only impacts their own health, particularly through pregnancy, but also on the health of their babies. Nurses and midwives are pivotal in addr...


LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS; LEARN MORE ABOUT WORLD YOUTH INTERNATIONAL’S CHAIRPERSON GEORGIE

With over 30 years’ experience bringing volunteers and development projects to some of the world’s poorest communities, World Youth International are excited to continue educating, empowering and inspiring positive change in Kenya, Nepal and beyond. Georgie Evangelou, the first female Chairperson on...


Introducing our Nurses in Action Ambassador, Helen Zahos

We are thrilled to announce our Nurses in Action Ambassador, Helen Zahos! Helen is a Humanitarian, Emergency Nurse and Paramedic who has volunteered in disaster areas around the world. World Youth International will be working closely with Helen to further develop and expand our Nurses In Action pro...


Official Event Partner of the Nursing and Midwifery Expo at Australian Healthcare Week 2020

World Youth International are proud to announce we are partnering with Australian Healthcare Week 2020, supporting the Nursing and Midwifery Expo in celebration of our International Year of the Nurse and Midwife initiatives. Australian Healthcare Week is the largest healthcare event in Austral...


How an ambulance has helped save lives in rural Kenya

In 2017, World Youth International were able to purchase a brand new, fully equipped ambulance for their Mama Ann’s Odede Community Health Centre thanks to generous donors and volunteers’ fundraising efforts. Having been in use for over two years, the impact the ambulance has had on the Odede commu...


International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February annually, recognises the critical role women and girls play in science and technology. It’s an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls. Tackling some of the challen...

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