International leadership program an inspiration for charity founder

December 14, 2016

Charity founder  and Murdoch student Genevieve Radnan is a driving force in making a real humanitarian difference in Africa.is Humanitarian charity founder Genevieve Radnan was selected as one of 25 Murdoch University students to attend the Common Purpose leadership development program in Singapore last week.

The four day program brought together students from Murdoch, Griffith and La Trobe Universities to build leadership skills and cultural intelligence.

Genevieve said the program “was one of the best experiences of my university life, especially being an external student and having a chance to meet driven and motivated likeminded peers.

“I hope to utilise the skills I have been taught to help communicate efficiently and effectively in the future when working on my charity projects abroad.”

As the founder of Gennarosity Abroad, Genevieve is a driving force in making a real humanitarian difference in developing African communities.

Currently studying a Bachelor of Arts in International Aid and Development coupled with her pre-existing nursing qualifications, Genevieve has been one to take action, rather than sit back and watch.

Genevieve founded Gennarosity Abroad after seeing the first hand effects of what limited resources and access to education and medical services have on the lives of those in Kenya.

“I’ve always had a passion and drive to help those in need having always had a privileged life” she said.

After volunteering at the age of 18 for Madventure, Genevieve took part in a teaching and building program which saw Gennarosity Abroad come to life.

“I was inspired to establish Gennarosity Abroad because I saw the high need for more to be done.

“I’ve always had a passion for helping children and this combined with my interest in Africa influenced me to create Gennarosity Abroad.”

Gennarosity Abroad is a secular organisation that supports the needs of disadvantaged people, regardless of age, religion and race. Over 90 per cent of funds raised are applied to the development projects on the ground in Kenya.

With hopes to build Toto Tania Medical Clinic for health services, aimed at supporting mothers and families in Kenya by 2018, Genevieve felt the skills and content taught in International Aid and Development courses at Murdoch would help guide the path.

“I felt that this degree resonated with what I was looking for. It covers topics and content that I already have a general understanding in and has helped me gain great insight as to how things operate in my field of interest.”

Genevieve has an impressive recognition of awards including the Ron Casten Young Humanitarian Award 2014, finalist in Women of the Future Competition  by Australian Women’s Weekly Magazine and Qantas 2015, Humanitarian Award by Celebration of African Australians Inc 2015 and Nominee for Change Maker Award 2016.

 

 

 

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