Riley’s Journey from School to Medicine

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