Same Skies

Transformative Leadership in Action

Rethinking leadership, impacting the world
Next round

Dates: 21 February - 3 October 2021

Due to Covid-19-related travel restrictions and precautions, we anticipate this round to be conducted through online study and virtual collaboration only (no design camp). The practical project will be established in Pekanbaru, Indonesia, where the refugee participants will be based. 

Application deadline: 10 January 2021

Why we developed the programme

Increasing social disruption

There are an unprecedented 79.5 million displaced people in the world. Many live in uncertain circumstances with insufficient support and protection. 


Too many attempted solutions are designed without sufficient involvement of the affected communities, relying on unsustainable handouts.

Lack of

The world is growing more interconnected, yet, stakeholders are not collaborating sufficiently to resolve social issues. Opportunities are missed and resources wasted. 

How the programme offers solutions

Promoting global citizenship

We all share an ethical responsibility to care for each other, the next generations, and the planet – as individuals, entities and governments.

Fostering collaboration

Actors from different sectors are connected, combining diverse knowledge, experiences and resources.

Creating positive impact

Participants become stronger (social) leaders by learning how to co-create solutions together with affected communities.

What makes the programme innovative?


In this seven-month action-based learning programme, participants study online, and co-create a refugee-led project to put new knowledge into practice.


The team includes seven refugees who take on long-term responsibility for the management of the project with continued mentoring support from Same Skies. 

Transformational change

The diverse team of participants is challenged to leave their comfort zones and strengthen their skills, despite and through their differences. 

Different ways to get involved


Become stronger leaders and socially responsible global citizens.


Foster leadership and social responsibility by supporting their team members to participate.


Provide scholarships to refugee and low-income participants.

Refugee teams

Take on responsibility, benefiting from support and funding to realise their solutions.

Admission requirements

  • Desire to become a stronger leader and/or socially responsible global citizen​

  • Advanced-level English skills

  • Willingness to leave your comfort zone

  • Open-mindedness, respect and tolerance

  • Commitment to take on responsibility for & ownership of a project for at least seven months

  • Computer skills, and access to a computer or laptop and a stable internet connection

Fee: USD $2,755

With the support of

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Same Skies Australia Inc.

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Account: 218623

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Same Skies Charitable Organisation (Malaysia)


Public Bank

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