MentorMatch Rotary Launch Event

MentorMatch Rotary Launch Event

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Isabella Fraser Room - State Library Victoria

328 Swanston Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000


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Come together with Rotary Districts of Victoria members to celebrate the launch of the Rotary mentoring initiative, MentorMatch.

About this event

International education is Victoria's largest services export industry, with students playing a vital role in our economy and community. Ensuring visiting students are supported and empowered in assimilating into the social and business fabric of our community, allows them to succeed while studying in Victoria.

Rotary has an opportunity to help international students build a home away from home.

In a recent survey, Rotarians voted that the number one activity they would like to get involved in, is mentoring. Rotary Districts of Victoria listened and has acted to form a partnership that will enable all Rotarians to engage in mentoring in a structured, safe and confident format.

Presented in partnership with Rotary Districts of Victoria and Study Melbourne; we invite you to join us in celebrating the launch of the Rotary mentoring initiative, MentorMatch. A platform that builds social connectedness for students utilising skills and experience of Rotarians everywhere.

Guests will be joined by keynote speaker and special guest Zondwa Mandela, Chairman of the Mandela Legacy Foundation and an innovator in solving global youth unemployment.

Date Thursday, 26 May 2022

Time 6pm (Drinks and canapés will be served from 6pm), event formalities commence at 6.45pm

Location Isabella Fraser Room, State Library Victoria - 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

Accessing venue Enter via Entrance 5, located on the La Trobe St side of the building (towards the corner of La Trobe and Russell St)

Dress code Business attire

Guest speakers

Keynote - Zondwa Mandela, Chairman of the Mandela Legacy Foundation

Dale Hoy, Rotary Club of Brighton and District Governor 2021-22

Representatives from the Victorian Government

Gerard Holland, CEO of MentorMatch

Keynote speaker

Zondwa Mandela - Chairman, Mandela Legacy Foundation

As the Chairman of the Mandela Legacy Foundation, Zondwa has a unique understanding of what it means to be responsible. As the grandson of Nelson and Winnie Mandela, he has inherited the responsibility of continuing his grandparent's lifelong pursuit of equality, human rights, equal opportunity and social justice.

The Mandela Legacy is committed to carrying on these ideals and is charged with continuing to fight for those beliefs. Together with partners and associates, he strives to catalyse and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot, or will not, take.

For more than 10 years, the Mandela Legacy’s mission has been to develop solutions and partnerships that can improve the lives of South Africans. Zondwa’s immediate focus is to create a future for South Africa’s youth by providing hope, guidance and most importantly of all - opportunity.

We are proud to present this event with the support of our partners. Global Victoria is an agency of the Victorian Government; Study Melbourne is the division of the Victorian Government responsible for international education; State Library of Victoria is the major reference and research library in Victoria, and our venue host; and, CivicLabs ran the pre-accelerator program the supported the development of MentorMatch.