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The challenge of intellect, led to a PhD

The challenge of intellect, led to a PhD

“I felt like I was not challenged intellectually in the way I was delivering my teaching and facilitating learning for the students. Therefore, I applied for the Australia Awards Scholarship to study a PhD, so that I could do research and contribute to new knowledge...

Passionate to eliminate GBV

Passionate to eliminate GBV

“When more men participate in gender-based violence (GBV) counselling, more men will be GBV sensitized and there will be a paradigm shift in men’s worldview on this problem.” Jerom Kendino is a case manager and counsellor at Lifeline PNG in Port Moresby. The...

Student’s determination overcomes disability

Student’s determination overcomes disability

“Believe in yourselves. Don’t believe in what others say about you. Believe that you can achieve what you want to achieve,” says Nathan Kabisawali to those who may be challenged with a disability. On the verge of completing his Agriculture Degree at UNRE in 2017,...

Addressing HIV and gender-based violence

Addressing HIV and gender-based violence

“Violence is not a solution to any problem but creates more problems.” As nurse manager for the HIV clinic at Angau Provincial Hospital in Lae, Julie Kitoneka conducts HIV testing and counselling, treatment, and management of patients with HIV. One of her significant...

The creative PhD journey of Dr Yalamu

The creative PhD journey of Dr Yalamu

A lecturer for arts and design at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), Dr. Philemon Yalamu, published four journals while studying and established a virtual creative hub after being conferred a PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering through Australia...

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The challenge of intellect, led to a PhD

The challenge of intellect, led to a PhD

“I felt like I was not challenged intellectually in the way I was delivering my teaching and facilitating learning for the students. Therefore, I applied for the Australia Awards Scholarship to study a PhD, so that I could do research and contribute to new knowledge...

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Inspiring people to make their own futures

Inspiring people to make their own futures

“We don’t need investors or donors to start a project for us. We just need to stop being lazy, start working and make something for ourselves. Agribusiness is definitely one of the ways we can do that.” Australia Awards alumna Rosemary Imara is passionate about...

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PNG – Australia Cultural Connections

PNG – Australia Cultural Connections

Sixteen Australia Awards Papua New Guinean scholars came together in September from across Australia, to deepen their understanding of Australia’s shared history. Over the four days, scholars gathered on Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri Country, visiting highly significant...

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