Bronwyn Revisits February 2021
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 a hundred 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.
RC Karrinyup is currently sponsoring Bronwyn Manley, who is studying a Masters in Education and Peace and Conflict Resolution at at UNC (The University of North Carolina) and Duke University (also in North Carolina). Bronwyn gave us a brief update since her last visit to our club eighteen months ago. She is studying with nine other Peace Fellows from various countries, including Mexico and Vietnam.
She spent one and a half semesters studying in the USA before she returned to Australia due to COVID-19. She is now completing her studies online, doing the 'night shift and working in US time. She is focusing on refugee education needs and research in the hope of improving the lives of some of the these people who are suffering extreme levels of stress.