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Indigenous Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Drysdale is very privileged to have a former Rotary Indigenous Scholar in our midst. Many years ago, the Rotary Club of Adelaide East saw the potential in a young newly married man with a young family who had a desire to help his Indigenous communities to have access to good feet health through expert podiatry. The club sponsored James Charles for three of his four years at university, the financial support enabling him to follow his dream.

Through this opportunity James has been able to build many connections and make a difference to these communities and beyond. The world-wide organization of Rotary International gave him the chance to participate in a Group Study Exchange to California where he was challenged to build his confidence in all areas but particularly in Public Speaking.

Due to this opportunity James believes that its important to give back to the organization that has helped him achieve his goals plus more. He chose to join Rotary and now has the experience of speaking in many and varied clubs throughout Australia.

We are so happy to have James in our local Club.

Want to know about the other Scholarships or Programs that Rotary can offer? Then why not come along to a meeting and find out more.


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