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Charitable Trust

Download the Untouched World™ Charitable Trust booklet here!

Our Mission

To play a leading role in the creation of a world where each individual's full potential is realised while assisting the planet to sustain its ability to support current and future generations.

About Us

The Untouched World™ Charitable Trust (UWCT), funded by Untouched World, was established in 2000, after two years of research into how we could make the most difference beyond the reach of the business, with profits made from the business activity.

Untouched World Charitable Trust Programme

What we do

We provide young adults with unique learning experiences, developing life skills to maximise their potential throughout their lives and be inspired to lead the way in achieving a sustainable future.

The work of the UWCT is focused on delivering ground breaking “Leadership for a Sustainable Future” programmes across New Zealand. Our programmes facilitate and profoundly inspire young New Zealander’s (16-30 years), to gain greater awareness of their own untapped and unrealised potential. Gaining an understanding of the interrelationship and interconnectedness of all things, and developing practical action competence to make a difference in their lives, we are proud to play a role in preparing young leaders in global competence who will then go on to have a global impact.

All of the UWCT programmes are focused on addressing key concepts: 

  1. Building awareness within each student of their own potential, their real capability, developed through the rigour, multifaceted challenge and leadership opportunities within the programmes.

  2. How to work cooperatively, collaboratively and in a cross-cultural context.

  3. Building awareness of the interconnectedness of all actions and inactions in a way that leads to leadership and action competence for a sustainable future.

At a practical level, the programmes focus on biodiversity (Blumine Island, Marlborough) and in particular the preservation of our national bird, the Kiwi. There is also  a strategic focus on water resources highlighted in a partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative.

Click here for indepth details about our programmes.

Board of trustees

Chair Peri Drysdale
Executive Director Mark Prain
Programme Director Dr Barry Law
Secretary / Treasurer Mark Prain
Board Members David Perenara O'Connell
Jill Taiaroa
Chris Pickrill
Peter Sutton

Get involved

Every time you purchase an Untouched World™ product, you are making a contribution to the work of the Untouched World™ Charitable Trust, which is funded from company profits. If you would like to contribute directly to the Trust by becoming a project sponsor, please contact us.

Mark Prain, Executive Director
Untouched World™ Charitable Trust
PO Box 57
Christchurch
T:+64 3 358 3809

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