Success Stories

Four outstanding Australia Awards alumnae working to make a difference in the Philippine land sector

The Fellowship exposed me to how land administration and management is done in Australia. Because of this, I was able to appreciate the reform initiatives that DENR is currently implementing.

Disability fuels young Filipina leader’s drive to succeed

Born prematurely at only five months and three weeks old, Nastassja Ramos’ childhood life was marked with pain and difficulty. Her difficult birth led to complications that left her a spastic diplegic—a condition where cerebral palsy only affects the lower extremities. She has spent most of her life using crutches for mobility.

Filipino scholar receives award for academic excellence in Australia

Knoy Bite beamed with Filipino pride when she received the coveted Dean’s Honours List Award during the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE) awards ceremony on December 12, 2012. She was, after all, one of the only few Southeast Asian students recognised during the event.

A Wonderful Journey: My Sydney Experience

Somebody said ‘Life is a wonderful journey!' Coming to Australia was a fulfillment of a high school dream of having a scholarship education abroad. It is also the fulfillment of a childhood dream of seeing the uniquely designed and iconic Sydney Opera House and later realized that it is a stepping stone to see the interesting Maoris of New Zealand.

Making a Difference Through Peace Journalism by Primy Cane

Primy Cane has just completed her Master of Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney through the Australia Awards Scholarships. She writes about her goals as a journalist and her learning experience in Australia to commemorate the International Day of Peace on 21 September.

My Australia Awards Story - Teachers Special: Alex Geronimo

To celebrate the culmination of National Teachers’ Month (4 Sept – 4 October) and World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, Australia Awards Philippines will feature three of its teacher-scholars who are making a difference in their communities through their Australian education. Know more about our educators, and their hopes and inspirations in the following multi-part interview piece for the “My Australia Awards Story”.

My Australia Awards Story - Teachers Special: Dianne Indy Tolentino

To celebrate the culmination of National Teachers’ Month (4 Sept – 4 October) and World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, Australia Awards Philippines will feature three of its teacher-scholars who are making a difference in their communities through their Australian education. Know more about our educators, and their hopes and inspirations in the following multi-part interview piece for the “My Australia Awards Story”.

My Australia Awards Story Teachers Special - Toni Dinah Cheer Fernandez

To celebrate the culmination of National Teachers’ Month (4 Sept – 4 October) and World Teachers’ Day on 5 October, Australia Awards Philippines will feature three of its teacher-scholars who are making a difference in their communities through their Australian education. Know more about our educators, and their hopes and inspirations in the following multi-part interview piece for the “My Australia Awards Story”.

First graduate of Australia’s in-country scholarship program hopes to promote peace in Mindanao

May 14, 2013 - Tu Alfonso, the first of the 100 awardees of Australia's in-country scholarship program (ICSP) to graduate, received his Master in Development Management at the Asian Institute for Management (AIM) in Makati City. Tu (center) is joined by his women colleague

University in South Cotabato reaps benefits of Australia Awards Scholarships

December 19, 2012 – The Notre Dame of Marbel University (NDMU) in South Cotabato, Mindanao is now enjoying the benefits of having faculty members who completed their postgraduate studies in Australia’s top universities. From 2010 to 2012, NDMU’s College of Education, one of the leading teacher education institutions in Mindanao, has produced topnotchers in the Philippine Licensure Examination for Teachers.

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