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Application for the Australia Awards Scholarships 2021 Intake is now closed

Australia Awards is the prestigious scholarship offered by the Australian Government to Filipinos who have the potential to contribute to the country’s development and become leaders in their chosen field. Become a leader for development and reach further with an Australia Awards Scholarship.

In Photo: Director Cornelia Rillera, a full-blooded native of Kalinga tribe in the Cordillera, completed her Master of Human Management from the University of Newcastle through Australia Awards Scholarships.  She is currently the assistant regional director of the Civil Service Commission, Cordillera Administrative Region (CSC-CAR). 

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Be a part of the Australia Global Alumni community in the Philippines

Are you a graduate of an Australian university? Did you complete a training or a short course conducted by an Australian registered training organisation? Don't miss out on the opportunity to stay connected with your fellow alumni and build and mobilise your professional networks. Visit our alumni page to know more about Australia Global Alumni's activities in the Philippines.

Sign up here to get the latest updates on the Australia Global Alumni.

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Australia supports Australia Global Alumni initiatives that will help PHL recovery from COVID-19

Ambassador Steven Robinson AO recently met with Filipino alumni who received grants under the 2020 Australian Alumni COVID-19 Response Grants Scheme. These alumni are all set to implement development projects to help Filipino communities respond to the challenges of the pandemic, and to conduct research that would contribute to the limited body of knowledge on COVID-19.

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 Australia Global Alumni share stories of kindness, bayanihan, and hope in time of Corona

Australia Global Alumni share stories of kindness, bayanihan, and hope in time of Corona

Members of the Australia Global Alumni community have been rising above the crisis by making a difference in their fields in their own little ways. If you need an inspiring story to lift you up, read how the COVID-19 crisis affected our alumni’s life and work, and how they have been moved to make a change.

Read their stories here.

Do you have a story to share? We’d love to hear from you. Share your story.

Australian Government Supports 10 Philippine Government Agencies Enhance Service Delivery through Competency Development in Data Analytics

Customised data analytics solutions proposed for ten Philippine Government agencies were recently featured at the virtual forum Accelerating Government Effectiveness with Data Analytics, which culminated the second run of the Australia Awards Short Course in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) delivered by Carnegie Mellon University – Australia (CMU-A).

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Australia-supported alumni in PH celebrate women leadership in first virtual conference

Over 100 Australia-supported Filipino alumni recently gathered virtually to engage in meaningful conversations on women leadership during the pandemic. Inspired by the exemplary response of women leaders globally and locally to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event dubbed “Women Leadership in the New Normal” is the first online Knowledge Sharing Series (KSS) organised by the Australia Awards and Alumni Engagement Program - Philippines’ (AAAEP-P). 

Make a difference with Australia Awards

On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Australia Awards honours our PWD alumni who have used their life-changing opportunity in Australia to bring positive change in the lives of Filipinos.

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Empowered by his Australian education, Australia Awards alumnus Ramon Apilado makes makes a difference in the lives of his colleagues at the Tahanang Walang Hagdan, a non-government organisation that provides services to persons with disabilities. "Australia Awards opened my mind and made me realise that it doesn't matter if you have a disability, as long as you want to make a difference then just go for it," he said.

Ramon's story is part of the Australia Awards video on Gender Equality, Disability and Social Inclusion. Watch it here.

Spotlight on the re-entry action plan (REAP)

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Meet Virgie

Virginia Rabino completed her Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management at the University of Newcastle under Australia Awards Scholarships (2016-2017).

She has been working at the National Council on Disability Affairs since 2012 starting as Administrative Aide IV and now she is currently working as Administrative Aide VI at NCDA's Technical Cooperation Division. Before working for NCDA, Virgie worked for other organisations that cater to the needs of persons with disabilities (PWDs) including Tahanang Walang Hagdanan, Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation, and Philippine Council of Cheshire Homes for the Disabled.

Read her story here

Story Bites

Awardees

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What is the one word that best describes your Australia Awards journey?

"My Australia Awards journey has been REINVENTIVE.  I studied bioethics at The University of Sydney, driven by the purpose to rethink our technologies and practices of health and well-being particularly in the care delivery space. At Sydney Health Ethics, I tried to optimise every opportunity to participate in rigorous conversations and to feed an open mind with precious eureka moments. Fastforward to 2020 and the scourge of a pandemic, I feel inspired to share reformulated understandings of 'care' and 'empathy' to health care workers and students and, perhaps more importantly, to patients. I am grateful that, upon my return, life pours limitless opportunities to make sense of my Australia Awards story in more practical and meaningful ways." - Pacifico Eusebio Calderon

Dr Pacifico Eusebio Calderon recently completed his Master of Bioetchics studies at the University of Sydney. He works as a physician and bioethicist at the St Luke's Medical Center.

Alumni

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Bayanimates help typhoon victims

Bayanimates, a fundraising drive organised by the Australian Alumni Communities Philippines (AACPh), generated a total P205,400 cash and in-kind donations from Australia-educated alumni here and abroad. The fund was recently turned over to 2KK Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid Foundation, which is led by Australia Awards alumna Kritzia Santos, to help Filipinos who have been hit hard by the recent typhoons. 
For more updates on AACPh, follow them on Facebook  https://web.facebook.com/ausalumcph