Currently, Outward Bound only delivers courses for disabled participants aged 18 years or over. This means young, disabled New Zealanders like Grace wait several years to attend a course.
We aspire to launch this programme in 2021 so younger disabled New Zealanders can experience the challenge and adventure of an Outward Bound course, similar to what you may have experienced on your own course.
Outward Bound has been working with the Makingtrax team, who provided an evaluation of the Outward Bound school and awarded us the Trax Seal of Approval - New Zealand’s benchmark of Adaptive Adventure Travel and Inclusive Tourism, making us the first outdoor education organisation to qualify.
Thanks to the generous support of people around the country, Outward Bound New Zealand is committed to ensuring we can be an inclusive place for every New Zealander – and this is why we need your help today.
Disabled young people will experience the small victories that you may have overcome on your own course. Jumping off the jetty into the freezing cold water, speaking at the closing ceremony in front of a crowd, tackling the high-ropes course with your watchmates.
These challenges will enable young people like Grace to feel confident back in their regular life.
We would love your support, please consider making a donation by Thursday 31st of December for your gift to be matched and DOUBLE the impact for young New Zealanders.
With all our love and best wishes for the holidays,
The team at Outward Bound NZ