Kensington youth goes global with Rotary Youth Exchange program

Tommaso Cairoli from Monza, Italy and Kensington resident Caitlin Symons are exchange students sponsored by their local Rotary Clubs.
Tommaso Cairoli from Monza, Italy and Kensington resident Caitlin Symons are exchange students sponsored by their local Rotary Clubs.

FROM Perth to Europe, Rotary Club of Mill Point helps youths with educational exchange programs.

Kensington resident Caitlin Symons embarked on her year-long Rotary Club Youth Exchange in Basel, Switzerland early last year.

“It was interesting to see how different countries do their community service, which you might not see with schools exchange” she said.

“I was in a couple of choirs, we performed in the European Choir festival and sang Christmas carols at the Christmas markets in Basel.

“We went on a Euro tour, we visited 11 countries in 14 days.”

Ms Symons is studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science at University of Western Australia.

Rotary Club of Mill Point has welcomed Italian exchange student Tommaso Cairoli from Monza for his year-long exchange until July this year.

Tommaso said his time in Australia included attending Trinity College, being involved in team sports and Rotary Club activities.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the North West Australian safaris next month.”

Director of Youth Services Colin Philp said the Rotary Club of Mill Point have been doing the exchange program for more than a decade.

“It’s open for anybody in the selected age group of 15 – 18,” he said.

To learn more about the Rotary Club of Mill Point and the Youth Exchange program, visit their Facebook page.