Celebrating 2022, and embracing 2023!

THANK YOU to our supporters, volunteers, partners, and donors from all over the world. Your kindness contributes to the reason vulnerable communities can continue to gain access to quality education and healthcare. After yet another challenging year where we were still recovering from the impact tha...


Meet Christine Hewett, past World Youth International GAP Volunteer!

Christine volunteered with us in July/August of 2022 and traveled to the small town of Yala (north-west of Kisumu). During her time Chrstine was able to provide high quality health care and share her skills, knowledge and empower Kenyan health staff. Christine has always enjoyed traveling within...


An off-season with a difference! Hugh McCluggage launches sports and creative arts program for school children in Nepal

Hugh McCluggage, AFL Brisbane Lions FC Midfielder, has just returned from the World Youth International School in Nepal, where he embarked on a trip of a lifetime to launch an innovative sports and creative arts program. Over the last few months, Hugh raised over AUD $33,000 towards musica...


Computershare officially opens the Change A Life Boarding Centre to improve vulnerable children’s access to education

The Computershare funded Change A Life Boarding Centre has officially opened. The Centre, built adjacent to the World Youth International School in Nepal, will accommodate 50 students, thanks to the support of Computershare’s generous employees across the globe. The new ‘Change A Life’ Boar...


Computershare’s Change A Life Boarding Centre opening in Nepal to improve vulnerable children’s access to education

We are very excited to share that the Computershare funded ‘Change A Life’ Boarding Centre is officially set to open this November! The Centre, built adjacent to the World Youth International School in Nepal, is ready to house 50 students, thanks to the support of Computershare’s generous emp...


Update on our Odede Community Health Centre

The impact of the pandemic and the closure of many hospitals across Kenya has been felt far and wide by the people of Kenya. We have seen an increase of patients from 15,800 during the last financial year to over 17,100 during the 21/22 financial year. World Youth International have continued to...


Message from our General Manager, Terry Hoey

There is no doubt that when we reflect on the past financial year, it has been one of the toughest years in WYI’s 34 year history. However, like many charities, we have dug deep, kept our overheads to a minimum and planned for a world that would soon reopen to international travel and volunteering...


Message from our Chairperson, Ralph Hoey

2021-2022 has been a successful but challenging year for us as the global pandemic continues to have an effect on our organisation and the global community. This year World Youth International celebrated 34 years of operations which has been an incredible journey for us. First founded in 1988 by t...


The Mango Tree – Local farmers goat & chicken breeding program

World Youth International in partnership with The Mango Tree and B1G1 have been involved in transforming the lives of vulnerable women, particularly widows, through various projects in Rachuonyo, Western Kenya. We have been able to empower families and help them deliver sustainable development...


Coral Healthcare’s Moments empowering Kenyan students through sexual health education workshops

Multinational organisation Coral Healthcare have committed to a partnership with charity World Youth International to provide hundreds of students within Kenya access to sexual health education workshops. Coral Healthcare manufacture latex condoms, ultrasound probe covers and nitrile examina...


Hugh McCluggage Embarking on a Trip of a Lifetime

Hugh McCluggage, AFL Brisbane Lions FC Midfielder, will be embarking on a trip of a lifetime, travelling to the World Youth International School in Nepal this November to launch a sports and creative arts program. He will then spend two weeks in Nepal volunteering at the School, sharing his kno...


Ann Shuttleworth’s Volunteering Experiences

World Youth International have had a proud history of supporting community development projects in Kenya since 1992. During this time, we have partnered with communities and NGOs in supporting a range of projects including student scholarships, the building of classrooms, kindergartens, eco-toilets...


Scrub Lab’s Generous Support Ensures our NIA Volunteers are both Comfortable and Stylish on their placements overseas!

We’re thrilled to announce that Scrub Lab have generously committed to donating their high quality and stylish scrubs to World Youth International for our Nurses in Action volunteers to wear while traveling and providing healthcare overseas. Nurses can travel with peace of mind knowing that...


Winner of the 50-50 Charity Raffle was past Nurses In Action Volunteer, Nurse Kellie!

Healthcare Heartbeat/World Youth International was recently joined by nurses, doctors, and past Nurses In Action volunteers who generously dedicated their night to attend AFL’s Brisbane Lions game on Saturday 11 June to fundraise and sell raffle tickets for the 50-50 Charity Raffle. Funds rai...


Brisbane Lions FC supporting the mental health of our healthcare heroes through charity Healthcare Heartbeat

Healthcare Heartbeat has been chosen by AFL’s Brisbane Lions FC as the beneficiary for an upcoming 50-50 Charity Raffle. Funds raised during the home game taking place on Saturday 11 June at The Gabba in Brisbane will go towards improving the mental health of healthcare and emergency services wor...


GO WILD this August in celebration of International Nurse’s Day

Your chance to win a free safari when registering for a Nurses In Action program this month! In celebration of International Nurses Day this month, not for profit organisation World Youth International are giving all nurses a chance to win a free 3-day safari when they register for the upcom...


Nurses In Action program increase skill sharing opportunities for Australian Nurses and Midwives

World Youth International are excited to announce the launch of their revised Nurses In Action Kenyan program, which will commence in August this year after a two year hiatus. The covid-19 outbreak has had a significant impact on World Youth International, as their key business is facilitat...


Team engagement activity for AFL fans in Brisbane!

World Youth International/Healthcare Heartbeat will be partnering with the Brisbane Lions on Saturday 11 June for the game against St Kilda Football Club at the Gabba. Get your friends/colleagues together to volunteer to sell raffle tickets during the game - it will give you free access to...


WIN A FREE SAFARI when you register for a Nurses In Action!

We're giving away something WILD (hint hint) in celebration of International Nurses Day and International Day of the Midwife! All applicants registering in May could WIN A FREE SAFARI when applying for our August Nurses in Action program! Already registered? You don't miss out on the chance to...


Be more mindful this May!

Did you know that $11.0 billion was spent on mental health-related services in Australia during 2019–20? This figure is expected to increase due to the impact of the pandemic, bushfires, and the most recent devastating floods. The Federal Government’s total estimated mental health spend in 2021–22...


Introducing the Reflect, Reset, & Renew Program Support our healthcare workers so they can better care for others

Undoubtably one of the biggest strengths of healthcare workers is their genuine care and commitment for the health and wellbeing of others. However increasingly the very people we rely on in times of our greatest need are finding themselves physically tired, mentally fatigued and emotionally spent....


Improving the Mental Health of our healthcare workers and first responders

Did you know that healthcare workers have a higher risk of mental health problems, including a greater risk of suicide and self-harm behaviours, than the general population? Healthcare workers are vulnerable to developing trauma or stress-related disorders in addition to other mental health condit...


Computershare’s 2022 Virtual Trek Nepal launches, raising funds to improve children’s education in Nepal.

Computershare employees across the globe are counting down until the highly anticipated 2022 Trek Nepal. Re-launching after a 2-year hiatus in a new and exciting virtual format means that everyone can get involved, regardless of country, to take part a range of fitness, community and adventure acti...


Chefgood supporting the nutrition of busy healthcare professionals

Healthcare Heartbeat are proud to partner with national meal delivery service Chefgood to further support the nutrition and lifestyle of healthcare professionals. Through Chefgood, sponsored Healthcare Heartbeat nurses and healthcare workers will have access to free or subsidised Chefgood re...


Strengthening the Mental Fitness of Healthcare Professionals

Adelaide-based Finnbell Consulting has joined forces with Australian charity Healthcare Heartbeat in a bid to improve the mental health of our healthcare professionals currently impacted by the pandemic. The World Health Organisation has classified workplace burnout as an occupational pheno...


Coach Studio improving the leadership impact and wellbeing of healthcare professionals

Leadership Coaching and Coach Leader training specialists, Coach Studio, have been selected by charity Healthcare Heartbeat to deliver coaching and training programs specifically tailored for healthcare professionals. Healthcare Heartbeat brings together a range of essential services to provide ...


Altaira join forces with Healthcare Heartbeat to improve the mental fitness of nurses within aged care sector

Adelaide-based labour hire agency Altaira have joined forces with Healthcare Heartbeat, which aims to offer support and strategies to improve the mental health of our healthcare professionals currently impacted by the pandemic. Healthcare Heartbeat brings together a range of essential services t...

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