Riley’s Journey from School to Medicine

Sep 18
Author:Ash Natesh
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Indigenous Children face tough challenges in most education systems. They often give up on education all together as they are not motivated enough and are often not given the resources that are necessary.

Riley Court Bennet is from the Barkindji tribe from an Australian Indigenous tribal group from the Darling River basin in Far West New South Wales, Australia.  Here is Riley’s journey from almost dropping out of school to now studying Medicine at UNSW.

Now when people ask me , what do you want to be when you grow up. It really frustrates me because its not a question that you should be asking a lot of people. You should be asking them what problems do you see in the world that you want to solve? Or; what questions do you want to answer? Because those are the things that drive me through Medicine now‘ – Riley

Learn more about outcomes for indigenous education in Australia, and what are the key questions and perceptions that Australia need to harbor in their Indigenous Children at the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Education & Transitions, 31st October & 1st November, Cairns.

Submitted by Ash Natesh

Ash Natesh

Ash is the Content Marketer at Criterion Conferences. Writing and sourcing content is all part of her day to day routine. She can’t stop drinking coffee, other than coffee her interests lie in Music, long walks amidst the mountains, Dance, Anime, Science Fiction and all things nerdy!

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