Australian Rotary scholar Liz Albanese recently visited Corby to find out more about the Pen Green Centre.
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Maryborough in her home town in the state of Victoria, Liz came to Corby to visit the centre in Rockingham Road.
The facility specialises in issues surrounding the care of children.
Liz, who holds a managerial position in her local authority specialising in this area, spent four intense days at the centre absorbing the results of research and the lessons learnt by the highly qualified and experienced personnel.
Liz said: “All my colleagues were aware of Pen Green and what it stood for as a centre of excellence in its field.
My visit has been superb and confirms that understanding.”
She was hosted by Corby Phoenix Rotary Club’s President Mel Jarvis and his wife Norma.
Mel Jarvis said: “Liz was great company and was quite a hit when she attended the club’s meeting during which she told us about her job and why she was in the UK.
“Her enthusiasm for her chosen career, the immense value of her visit and involvement with Rotary was palpable.
“What is so satisfying is that from right here in Corby, a partnership between Pen Green and Corby Phoenix Rotary club can help improve the lives of victims of family abuse elsewhere in the world.”
Corby Phoenix Rotary Club is part of a worldwide organisation of volunteers committed to helping others and to have fun while doing it.
If you are interested in joining Rotary you can find further details on the website at www.corbyphoenixrotary.co.uk or call Mel on 01536 772109