In March 1998 the first multinational team led by Glen Brasen from Australia, of five young people arrived in Zimbabwe. Six months later – a cross cultural vocational skills exchange project had taken place that greatly enhanced the local primary school facilities, provided skills to seven young people in the community and provided insights and development for the skilled volunteers well beyond their expectations. The progress continues with a small number of projects being conducted each year and the SAW organisation is constantly adapting, learning and challenging itself to provide an experience that benefits all involved. It now includes volunteers outside the Worldskills movement as well.
See the Skills Across the World videos from 1998 and 1999: