As an Earth Sciences tutor at The University Of Papua New Guinea, Amanda Tevlone exemplifies leadership as she shares skills and knowledge with aspiring Papua New Guinean scientists and innovators.
Now, Amanda is preparing to build on her achievements with a prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship.
Amanda is one of the 41 Papua New Guineans who have been selected to study in Australia in the latest Australia Awards cohort. Amanda will study a Master of Geospatial Intelligence at Curtin University.
“The Australia Awards Scholarship is an amazing opportunity to develop my skills and improve my knowledge in the field of geospatial analysis,” Amanda says.
“I hope to use and apply the skills and knowledge to develop the course at the University of Papua New Guinea and contribute to Papua New Guinea’s development.”
Amanda and other awardees recently took part in pre-study training in Port Moresby. The focus was on getting the most out of study at world-class universities across Australia.
Australia Awards scholars are selected for their academic, leadership skills and determination to support Papua New Guinea’s development and the #PNGAusPartnership.
Over 1,000 long-term Australia Awards Scholarships have been awarded to Papua New Guineans since 2012, around half to women.