Challenges Worldwide

Creating a world of opportunity

Our Challenge

 Making Change Possible

By 2018, we aim to have:


The Growth of 750 businesses

This will lead to sustained economic growth of $5.6M USD across our portfolio of small – medium enterprises


Fair and Inclusive Economies

300,000 people will be positively impacted through inclusion in the supply chains of the businesses we support


A Generation of Professional Active Citizens

A network of 1500 enthusiastic and empowered talented young people hungry to make the world a better to place

What You Can Do

You can take part in changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of people throughout Africa while getting accredited for your hard work


UK Government Funded International Citizen Service placements to support growing businesses in Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda and Zambia


Receive Chartered Management Institute accredited training in Professional Consulting to help you give your business the support they need


Get connected to career opportunities with international development, business consultancy or to start your own business

Challenges Worldwide ICS

We offer young people the chance to play a key role in reducing poverty in some of the world’s poorest countries. Our volunteers work with growing businesses across Africa. We want to make sure that everyone can earn a decent living.

Building a strong economy is the best way to address poverty. We do this by helping businesses to grow. Company growth creates jobs and a secure income for people living in the city. This also helps farmers who depend upon urban businesses to process, package and sell their goods. Earning your own money is the first step towards reducing the need for aid helps sustainable development.

If you are interested in joining Challenges Worldwide ICS please follow the link below!



Our programme is funded by the UK Government, so you don’t need cash to take part!


The latest news from all of our programmes, publications and volunteers


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Green Afro Palms Promo Video

Fighting poverty through business placements

Get in touch!

Visiting Address:

Challenges Worldwide,

5 – 7 Montgomery Street Lane

Edinburgh, EH7 5JT


0131 564 1588

James Montgomery
Press, Marketing and Communications

Amelia Hunt
Partnerships and ICS Assessment

Application Enquiries

Taryn Cornell
Action @ Home, CMI and Alumni

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