RC Karrinyup Mentors Rotary Peace Scholar
Rotary Peace Fellows are social change leaders, who are chosen for their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace throughout their careers. They are the next generation of Peace Makers.
Through training, study, and practice, Rotary Peace Fellows become leaders and catalysts for peace and conflict resolution; many go on to careers in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.
Each year, Rotary International selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of their peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expense.
Earlier this year, Trigg resident Bronwyn Manley approached then RC Karrinyup Community Service Director Peter Polain, as part of the application process seeking endorsement as a potential Rotary Peace Fellowship candidate. Peter referred her to International and Rotary Foundation Director, Peter Durrant. Impressed by her genuine desire to assist displaced persons and in particular children, our Directors guided and mentored Bronwyn through her successful application and interview process with District 9455 and the application was forwarded to Rotary International.
Bronwyn has now been notified that she has been selected to receive a 2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship for studies as part of the Rotary Peace Centres program. This week our directors were delighted to introduce this very impressive young lady to club members at our weekly meeting. We look forward to seeing a lot more of Bronwyn over the course of her Fellowship.