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A bright future ahead of lost years

A bright future ahead of lost years

Challenges in pursuing education is a familiar story across Papua New Guinea. For father of three John Timothy (pictured above), such a story is all too real. Now that he's about to complete his master's degree as an Australia Awards scholar, John looks back on his...

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Leading from the front to tackle COVID-19

Leading from the front to tackle COVID-19

Rose Begani (pictured above) admits she was hesitant at first to get a COVID-19 vaccination but that soon changed after she researched and examined the facts. “I considered that vaccines have saved lives from preventable diseases such as polio, smallpox and TB and...

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PNG scholars top engagement at development conference

PNG scholars top engagement at development conference

Australia Awards Papua New Guinea (AAPNG) scholars recently participated in the Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network Conference.  The annual event seeks to invigorate development practice, innovate through leadership and promote cross-collaboration and...

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Empowering women in Jiwaka Province with legal aid

Empowering women in Jiwaka Province with legal aid

Australia Awards alumna Emma Minimbi is creating positive change in her community in Jiwaka with her skills and knowledge. Winner of the 2019 Allison Sudradjat Prize which is awarded to two high-achieving Australia Awards scholars from PNG annually, Emma has already...

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