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Paying It Forward
ABC  |  October 9, 2017

Waverley Stanley was a 12-year-old Indigenous student at a country Queensland public school when his teacher Rosemary Bishop spotted "something special" in him. Determined to get Waverley a better education, Bishop arranged a scholarship at an exclusive private school. Waverley says it changed his life. Nearly 40 years later, Waverley is paying it forward through Yalari, a scholarship program he set up to provide the same opportunity for other Indigenous kids.

Waverley Stanley was a 12-year-old Indigenous student at a country Queensland public school when his teacher Rosemary Bishop spotted "something special" in him. Determined to get Waverley a better education, Bishop arranged a scholarship at an exclusive private school. Waverley says it changed his life. Nearly 40 years later, Waverley is paying it forward through Yalari, a scholarship program he set up to provide the same opportunity for other Indigenous kids.

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