Life after OB Stories

Life after OB Stories

Inspiring Alumni September 2020

Inspiring Alumni September 2020

We love that students express the impact of their OB experience in different ways: from continuing to explore and seek inspiration from te ao tūroa, mother nature, to creative expression like this amazing painting of Anakiwa by Jessie Magee. Read more

Alysha's year of cleaning up NZ

Alysha's year of cleaning up NZ

Remember Alysha and her awesome pledge to pick up 100,000 pieces of rubbish across NZ in 2019 to raise funds for another student? Well, it was an interesting journey. Read her highs and lows Read more

22 Years and 2 Misses Later..

22 Years and 2 Misses Later..

Haslinda Abriham, Cook 395 (1997), a student from Singapore shares her story of catching up with fellow watchmate Julius aka twenty-two years on from their Outward Bound course. Read more

Solo Experience a Highlight for Assurity NZ’s Catherine Saganic

Solo Experience a Highlight for Assurity NZ’s Catherine Saganic

Catherine Saganic shares her learnings from completing our 5-day Women in Leadership course. "The course was an experience that is so hard to articulate to people who haven’t been - it was completely life-changing.” Read more

Dan's discovery of self-confidence

Dan's discovery of self-confidence

Kia ora, I'm Dan and I’m 19. I want to share my story with you and thank the kind donors who made my journey to OB possible. Now, I am a young adult in control of my future. After years of feeling like ‘the poor kid’, I know the meaning of self-value and self-belief. Read more

Hillary 71 back together… 50 years on

Hillary 71 back together… 50 years on

In October 1969, 14 young men met in Anakiwa and would become Hillary watch 71. Fifty years on, in November 2019, nine of the watch members got together in Picton for a weekend reunion. Read more

Fostering Intercultural Understanding

Fostering Intercultural Understanding

First year university student Dima Alsheikh recently completed an Outward Bound ‘Southern Cross’ course; her experience was so profound she is passing the baton on to her younger siblings in the hope they too will discover there is 'more in them'. Read more