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Australia Awards alumna Prof. Dr. Yohana Susana Yembise is making the most of her role as Indonesia’s Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection. “I have to open people’s eyes to ensure issues for women and children are seen as part of our national development,” she said. In 2007, aided by an Australian Development Scholarship, she earned a PhD in Teaching English as a Second Language at Newcastle University. Read more
The Governor of the Solomon Islands Central Bank, Denton Rarawa, says that his Australia Awards scholarship was critical to advancing his career. Mr Rarawa studied as a Bachelor of Economics student at the Australian National University in Canberra in the 1980s. “If you are lucky enough to get an opportunity to study in Australia, go for it,” Mr Rarawa says. “It’s an opportunity for yourself, your family and for the country as well … it could be a life-changing opportunity.” Read more.
Last updated: July 8, 2016