New Generations Service Exchange Program

In Tasmania we offer a  New Generations Service Exchange (NGSE) program for students or young professionals between ages 18 and 30.



More Information from   Dennis Dwyer  (Longford)    0434 367 872


   Germany  2016

The Rotary New Generations Service Exchange program last  year provided students and
young dementia care professionals aged 19‐30  the opportunity to study their vocation in
Rotary District 1870 Germany.   Dementia care is a significant and growing health
issue worldwide and this program aims to support young adults in their
professional development in this field.

  • Rollover from last year: Ron Schwach (Banker) (an Inbound from District 1950 in Germany) arrived on 30 September and stayed through mid November 2016.  He was well received by Clubs in the Northwest; North; and South
  • One Allied Health Professional from same District attended our District Conference in  March  – April 2017 for five weeks.

Tasmanians in  Thuringia

Thuringia is a state in central Germany known for its vast spans of forests punctuated with mountain peaks and medieval villages. Its capital is Erfurt, home of 8th-century Dom St. Marien, where Martin Luther, father of the Protestant Reformation, was ordained

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It was a first: Since last Thursday visited four young Australians the county. All are professionals in the Australian health system and experienced up to now, among other things, such as supervised and cared for people with dementia. At this international exchange program, the Rotary Club of Saalfeld and Rudolstadt are heavily involved.
The young carers from Tasmania worked a day active both in the AWO Saalfeld and in Thuringia clinic. Before the quartet his return competes in four weeks after Australia, it goes to Erfurt, Berlin, Weimar, Arnstadt and Würzburg.
The brief summary of the young Australians this afternoon: “It was in the short time much more than just talk shop! Powerful impressed us the Heidecksburg – especially the miniatures. But even a milk filling station was new territory. Now we are excited by practical experience on informing us in Erfurt Health Policy. The in the green center ‘at the AWO practiced day care was an interesting experience. ” Check on Facebook.


Those participating were

  • Sophie Leslie – sponsored by the RC of Ulverstone
  • Steph Brake – sponsored by the RC of Launceston West
  • Kypler Cuanso – sponsored by the RC of Sandy Bay
  • Jess Tidey – sponsored by the RC of Burnie

Participants are

  • Studying or employed in the field of dementia care
  • Any professions that would benefit the Tasmanian dementia care industry
    through participation. Nurses, physiotherapists, speech pathologists,
    diversional therapists, carers, managers, facility designers, researchers etc.

Re-live  their trip via their facebook page.

It's been a little over a year since the NGSE Tasmania to Bavaria took place!
Here's a throwback.
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7 months ago

Its been a little over a year since the NGSE Tasmania to Bavaria took place!
Heres a throwback.

Comment on Facebook

Great photos! Good memories 🤗🤗

For sure... quite nostalgic. 🙂

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The Dutch village just for people with dementia inspires new care.
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10 months ago

Life With Alzheimer's

The 2016 NGSE team are today presenting at the Rotary District Conference about their trip to Germany. The vocational focus for this year was dementia care, they have brought back some great recommendations to improve our health care system. ... See MoreSee Less

11 months ago

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Well done team. A life changing adventure.

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Auf Wiedersehen to our friend and NGSE from Germany Ron Schwach.
It was lovely meeting you. Enjoy the next leg of your trip, and see you again.
Also, thanks to Gill & Mike for hosting Ron's Farewell Lunch.
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1 years ago

Auf Wiedersehen to our friend and NGSE from Germany Ron Schwach.
It was lovely meeting you. Enjoy the next leg of your trip, and see you again.
Also, thanks to Gill & Mike for hosting Rons Farewell Lunch.
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 Previous Programs

Turkey Team Program  2014 -2015

Rotary District 2430  hosted young Tasmanian professionals  visiting conservation and excavation works at archaeological cities in Turkey, primarily the ancient Lycia in the southwest of Turkey.

The team   and their sponsoring Rotary Clubs (RC) -.

Hannah  Atkins, Engineer  RC Deloraine
Tara Broun, Architect, RC Latrobe
Damien Dry, Engineer RC Burnie
Kate Jones, Town Planner, RC Launceston & Salamanca

turkey group

The group pictured in Launceston before their departure.


A Newspaper Report from Turkey

A message from Pinar regarding the photo which was part of an article in a Turkish newspaper.
“Today I obtained an information that I thought you would be interested in. I saw a news about the NGSE outbound team on a national newspaper. Here is the link;…/

It is in Turkish obviously but here is a little summary for you, explaining the news. It is talking about the trip of the outbound team to one of the places in north of Turkey. And the rotary meeting they attended. There was an interesting guest that was invited to the meeting actually. He was the son of a Canakkale war veteran. He talked about the memories his father has. And Damien also explained the importance of the war to your country, and how you appreciate Ataturk’s attitude towards Anzacs.

Also the inbound team made their presentations about Tasmania in all aspects and finished the presentation with a warm invitation to Tasmania:)
Finally, the governors explained how they were satisfied and happy to have Australian guests in our country, and want to continue having the exchange program. And continue with the theme about women next year.

When I saw the news, I thought it will be nice sharing it with you:)”


Exchanging banners at the Karadeniz Eregli Rotary Club


 Follow their trip on facebook


Tasmanian Incoming  team Program

A two week vocational placement was organised in Tasmania during March – April  2015

Turkey has sent:

Yesim Coskun  Landscape  Architecture.  Works as an architect in Istabul..  Rotaract member
Pinar Berberoglu Civil  Engineering;  Hydropower Engineering
Ece Akcoy   Civil Construction Engineering
Ahmet  Kurada  Electrical Engineer


Turkish NGSE Team about to return home after a very full three weeks in Tassie

The visit was  framed around the interests and experience of the exchange team and the participants were placed with appropriate Tasmanian organisations..

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