I will be making a contribution to my people
Six years of study is a long time and it’s been a life-changing experience for me.
I’ve had a friendly and supportive home at Shalom College at The University of New South Wales and this has let me get on with the job of studying and passing my exams. The college is a racism-free environment in which we Indigenous students can live proudly and discuss our culture.
I received the Shalom Gamarada Scholarship which helped me to stay at uni and realise my dream of becoming a doctor. It would have been impossible otherwise as there’s no way my family could have supported me.
What gives me the greatest motivation to study is the fact that I will make a contribution to my people.
I’ve just commenced new research into Indigenous empowerment - men exercising better control over their health.
If you choose to study at university in a health-related field, you too can involve yourself in providing Indigenous people with the opportunity for self-determination regarding their health outcomes.