Posted by Peter Woodcock and Bart Signal on Jun 13, 2018

Mary Taylor was recognised for her work driving Rotary District 9920's Pacific Island Midwifery Training Programme. This, her second Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition which was bestowed and presented by District Governor Malini - congratulations Mary!

The programme facilitates the sending midwives from remote areas of the Pacific for leadership skills training in Canberra. The course content has been designed to facilitate personal and professional development, and to enable them to pass on their leadership knowledge to their colleagues.


Each participant in the programme is assigned a mentor and they return home with projects to complete with the guidance of the mentor. A follow-up evaluation takes place and is included in the final report. We do not always fully understand that for some of the midwives selected for this programme, this is their first experience of travel away from their Island, and to meet with other midwives to learn the fundamentals of leadership is huge, and they are truly grateful for the opportunity both professionally and personally.