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Standing against stigma

Standing against stigma

Returning to Apenda village in remote Southern Highlands Province after studying a Bachelor of Business in Australia, Benjamin Pangio observed that despite the infrastructure development in the village, obtaining basic services was still a challenge for their...

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Life-changing experience an application form away

Life-changing experience an application form away

“Go for it! The possibility of upskilling or doing something completely different is only an application form away.” Lydia Edoni graduated with a Master of Environmental Science at the University of South Australia in 2019, through an Australia Awards PNG scholarship...

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Career pathways

Career pathways

As Legal Manager with Abt Associates, Lisa-Marie Tepu leads contracting activities for the PNG Australia Governance Facility. The initiative will design and implement most of Australia's future governance portfolio under the strategic direction of the Australian and...

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Gender-based violence, a public health crisis

Gender-based violence, a public health crisis

Olivia Ephraim is an Australia Awards scholar with more than ten years of experience in clinical and public health. She commenced her Master of Public Health at the University of Melbourne in 2020,  specialising in gender, health and society. Olivia is passionate...

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When your landlord feels like family

When your landlord feels like family

Lydia Edoni from Milne Bay met her friend Michelle Cresp while studying on an Australia Awards scholarship at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. While she began her relationship with the Cresp family as a tenant, Lydia says she very quickly felt like part...

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Agents for change

Agents for change

“I believe that, without the opportunity of studying abroad I wouldn’t have realised the significance of being a change agent myself and ensuring the work I do benefits people in the community,” says Donny Kupamu, Australia Awards PNG graduate. “There is a broader...

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