Science camp changed my life

By Rotary International

Trekking in remote Western Australia as a leadership development opportunity.

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of blog posts from Youth Leadership All-Stars, participants in Rotary’s programs for young leaders, in celebration of Youth Service Month.

By Rebecca Weragoda, Rotaract Club of Sydney, Australia

Twelve years ago, I made a seemingly small decision to apply for a Rotary Australia supported “science camp.” Like so many of my peers in Rotaract, this decision changed the course of my life personally, professionally, and socially.

From attending the National Youth Science Forum to today, I’ve been afforded many opportunities through Rotary, just some of the highlights include:

travelling to South Africa for National Youth Science Week
trekking in the desert in remote Western Australia as a leadership development opportunity
attending my local Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
serving as a RYLA Leader and RYLA Director
leadership roles including Rotaract Club Professional Development Director, President and District Rotaract Representative
attending international RYLA in Sydney
the Young Leaders Summit in South Korea.

These are just the tip of the iceberg and don’t even begin to capture the abundance of leadership opportunities I’ve had within Rotaract, culminating with my current position as the Chair of Rotaract Australia. My experience in Rotaract led me to transition from …read more

Source:: Rotary International Blog

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