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2009 Dave Everett (Class of 2004)

Dave Everett, the winner of the first Alumnus of the Year award, is seeking to transform the lives of children in Uganda through the building of schools.
Dave Everett working with the children of Uganda
Dave Everett working with the children of Uganda

David Everett graduated from the College in 2004 and has certainly gone on to make a difference in the world. In 2007 David planned to spend only four months in Western Kenya as part of a volunteer program but this turned into eight months travelling to Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

Upon his return to Australia, David co-ordinated with lawyers, builders and government officials in both Australia and Uganda, working on a mission to establish a Primary school in Southern Uganda to provide a better future for under-privileged children.

David partnered with United Future Foundation to build the school with 300 students and 10 teachers initially. After completing his Bachelor of Arts majoring in Third World Studies, David returned to Uganda to oversee the completion of the school and look for new projects.

In 2015 David and his partner, Anabelle Chauncy, were awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in recognition of their work in building a fully functioning Primary and Vocational School in Uganda.

Currently, School for Life continues to work in Uganda to provide an education and a future for the children. More information about School for Life can be found at 

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