Although known for its support of local charities and organisations, Hucknall Rotary Club is part of an international family of Rotary and within that movement exists Rotary’s own charity, The Rotary Foundation.
A major emphasis within this little-known charity has been working towards the global eradication of polio, a project with which Bill Gates, the World Health Organisation and others have partnered Rotary.
The Rotary Foundation also awards scholarships helping scholars plan to pursue a career in an area which will make significant impact in worldwide humanitarian efforts.
Monique Mundle, 21, who lives with a foster family in Kimberley, was the latest visitor to Hucknall Rotary Club.
Monique is studying Humanistic Counselling Practice at the University of Nottingham and also has a placement at Bluecoat Academy where she runs a student counselling service.
Monique did some volunteering work at an orphanage in South Africa which impacted her deeply and has inspired her study and career path.
Hucknall Rotary Club will be recommending that Monique is a suitable candidate for a Rotary Global Scholarship and, if successful, Monique hopes to study clinical social work in the USA where she aims to refine her therapeutic skills merging them into more community impact based work with the underprivileged.