The WA Community Resource Centres Trainee program has been one of the most successful programs to stem from the Royalties for Regions funded WACRN (WA Community Resource Network).
"As a network, the CRCs have been supporting local communities for the past 23 years and have been working even harder over the last few years with the increase in profile and funding", said Kununurra CRC Manager, Natika Hawes-Wright, "the changes have been positive and it has been a privilege to be in a strong position to provide opportunities and pathways for our young regional emerging leaders."
Megan was born and raised in Kununurra and completed her schooling at Kununurra District High School, upon completion of her schooling was selected to participate in the Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) program and consequently spent a year in Brazil.
Megan began her Certificate II within a week of returning to Australia, having to readjust to speaking English and returning to her life and family.
Megan has shown herself to be an exemplary student, worker and community member. She has, since returning from RYE, become a Rotarian, and is currently the Club’s youngest member. Megan has worked tirelessly to support the club in its fundraising efforts in order to offer opportunities to other young people in the community.
"Megan has added value to our organisation, she is professional and dedicated to our aims and objectives as a not for profit organisation. She has welcomed other staff into our team with her guidance and experience".
Megan has participated in a number of Rotary projects in the past 14 months and has even volunteered a week of her time to be a buddy at Rotary’s Camp Opportunity in Perth earlier this year.
Not satisfied that she has made enough of a difference in her community, Megan is now working towards establishing a Rotaract Club in Kununurra.
"I believe that you would be hard pressed to find another trainee in the Kimberley who has achieved, and will continue to achieve, as much as Megan has in her Traineeship, I would strongly urge young people in the Kimberley to consider how a traineeship at their CRC can help them on their pathway" added Natika.