Four New Zealanders from around the country have been awarded scholarships by Kathmandu to attend Outward Bound courses at Anakiwa in the Marlborough Sounds.
Scholarship recipients John Hopkins - Bay of Plenty, Janet Williams - Waikato, Alison Cowan - Nelson and Bridget Lewis - Wellington, will attend an Outward Bound course this year, after submitting applications to Kathmandu.
Outward Bound Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Taylor, said the aim of the scholarship programme is to provide more New Zealanders with the opportunity to embark on a journey of self-discovery by completing an Outward Bound course.
“At a time when Outward Bound is celebrating 50 years of unlocking Kiwi potential, it’s great to be working with a company that not only supports our goals but is also motivated to encourage more Kiwis to benefit from the Outward Bound experience.”
General Manager for Business Development and Sustainability Paul Stern, said the ‘Live the Dream’ scholarships aim to help New Zealanders to become motivated to achieve their goals.
“We hope each of the recipients will come away from the course with new skills, new friendships and possibly a new perspective on life,” Mr Stern said.
The ‘Kathmandu Live the Dream’ scholarships have been awarded to 48 New Zealanders since the programme began in 2005. As part of the relationship between the two organizations, Outward Bound also field tests outdoor equipment for Kathmandu.