One of the great things about being a writer is that you get to talk to people from all walks of life that are achieving amazing things.

This week I had the pleasure of interviewing some very inspiring students who had won scholarships and are now pursuing their dreams.

One of the students was a refugee who came to Australia as a teenager with no knowledge of the English language. Just a few years later he was dux of his high school and is now studying to become a doctor.

Another of the students is working towards becoming a lawyer so he can go back to his hometown and work for the Aboriginal Legal Service. The other student is on her way to becoming a teacher, but unlike many of her counterparts, she’s looking forward to working in the tiny school in her remote hometown.

I also recently interviewed an inspiring man who has done amazing things to help villagers in remote Papua New Guinea produce food via aquaponics. This man has perfected the aquaponics setup in his back yard and now feeds his family fresh fish and vegetables in a garden that doesn’t require dirt or weeding. He’s transferred this setup to villages in Papua New Guinea and now villagers are able to provide themselves with enough food to eat.

I feel very lucky to have the chance to get just a small insight into other people’s lives. It’s a privilege to be able to write about others and bring the world’s attention to those who deserve it.

Belinda Galbraith

Belinda Galbraith is a Corporate Communications Consultant and Freelance Copywriter based in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.