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Year 12 student, Lochlan Clarke is set to travel to both Fiji and Arnhem Land in just a few weeks as part of Paying It Forward with the Rotary Club of Albury Hume.

Locally, the Paying It Forward program is coordinated by the Rotary Club of Albury Hume as part of its youth portfolio. This initiative provides students aged 16 plus with the unique opportunity to work alongside remote communities to deliver projects. Project work is often varied and depends on the needs of the community at the time.

Year 12 student Lochlan Clarke

From March 28th to April 6th, Lochlan will be traveling with the Rotary Club of Albury Hume and a small group of students from Years 10, 11 and 12 to the Nalauwki village on Waya Island in the southern part of the Yasawa Islands of Fiji. There, Lochlan will be helping to build a retaining wall and a secure fence around the local school grounds.

Then, from April 19th to May 3rd, Lochlan will be traveling with the Rotary Club of Albury Hume to a remote Indigenous community in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. This is where he and other students will be helping to build garden beds and paint the senior school as part of a project with the local community.

We wish Lochlan all the best with his work on these projects.

To assist with delivering these projects, the club are seeking your support through donations which will contribute to the cost of building materials, including paint, garden products and retaining walls, sports equipment and women’s sanitary products. Click here to donate or read more about the work that Lochlan is doing.


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