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Educators hard work, dedication and commitment

Educators hard work, dedication and commitment

World Teacher’s Day gives us an opportunity to recognise the hard work and commitment of our educators. This year’s theme is ‘the transformation of education begins with teachers’. Finsch Lamu graduated from a Post Graduate Diploma in Education through Australia...

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Midwifery Community of Practice

Midwifery Community of Practice

WhatsApp group Midwifery Community of Practice has been saving lives since its formation in early 2022. Initiated by Cherolyn Polomon, an Australia Awards PNG (AAPNG) midwifery alumni and volunteer chat facilitator, the groups’ critical discussions and reflections on...

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Going beyond the classroom to help students excel

Going beyond the classroom to help students excel

Overcrowded classrooms and a scarcity of teachers in the Wapenamanda District of Enga Province means teachers can have classes of fifty students, leaving little time for one-on-one learning. Rachel Koralyo, a teacher aide with a science degree and no teaching...

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Childhood dream now a reality

Childhood dream now a reality

Steven Johnson always knew he wanted to be a healthcare worker. Having a mother who is a nurse instilled in him the desire to help people. While he initially dreamt of becoming a paediatrician, seeing the work his mother did over the years changed his mind. When he...

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My Story

My Story

Told by Paulon Podomo, Diploma in Primary Teaching graduate from Sacred Heart Teachers College in 2019 This short story is my personal experience of living and teaching in a remote school since January 2020. I am 27 years old, from Marofen village in North Fly...

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A student of the sea

A student of the sea

Hebou Dago talks about life on the sea and International Day of the Seafarer. Although a life at sea had never crossed Hebou’s mind previously, when she saw a call for applications on Facebook for the Australian Awards PNG’s Maritime Cadetship for Women in 2020, she...

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