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  • India

Applying for an NCP Mobility grant in 2019 to study and undertake an internship in India, Johnny began a journey that would expand his personal horizons, enrich his educational experiences, and hone valuable work skills to better prepare for life after university.

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  • Indonesia

#OzAlum Sitti Maesuri Patahuddin believes that empowering teachers with a vast variety of opportunities to learn and teach in different formats is one of the best ways to impact in a child’s education

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  • Nigeria

Poultry farming, one of Nigeria’s most popular agribusinesses, has great potential to increase yields, disposable incomes and food security if farmers can establish reliable and profitable markets for their eggs.

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  • Indonesia

One can find a unique scene in a field in Salatiga, Central Java. Hundreds of first-year female students at the State Institute of Islamic Studies are learning about Australian rules football through Footy Coaching Clinic spearheaded by #OzAlum Ana Surjanto.

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  • Indonesia

A passion to fight for the rights of people with disabilities bonded two AAS recipients Amrullah and I Nengah Latra. Australia Awards in Indonesia introduced them when Amrullah needed assistance in obtaining a leg prosthetic to replace his broken one at the PUSPADI Bali, where Latra is the co-founder and Director.

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  • South Africa

Cotton production in South Africa is so important the government is positioning the industry as one of the biggest employers in the agricultural sector. First, however, a set of barriers hindering progress must be overcome.

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  • Mauritius

To protect the health of its people, as well as tourists and business travellers, Mauritius has made great strides in modernising its food control systems and legislation, protecting against sickness, disability and morbidity.

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  • Zambia

Zambia, with its vast mineral resources and minerals, is facing a dilemma, says Australia Awards alumnus Barnaby Bwalya Mulenga. That dilemma is to create wealth by growing its extractive industry and taking advantage of booms in commodity prices while meeting the development needs of the Zambian people.

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  • Zambia

Zambian smallholder farmers face financial challenges, including prohibitive interest rates, that constrain growth and restrict access to the funding needed to increase production.
Muma Bwalya works as a Development Specialist for the Citizens Economic Empowerment Commission (CEEC), an organisation that facilitates low interest loans and trains fa

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  • Kenya

Kenya’s Bondo sub-county in Siaya county is facing high rates of maternal and child mortality related to non-communicable diseases. Mr Victor Emali Mukaka, an alumnus from Queensland University of Technology is tackling these challenges.

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  • Indonesia

Australia Awards alumnus Dr Ardy Arsyad is determined to find the cause of the largest liquefaction disaster in modern history, in an effort to prevent the same devastation from happening in cities across earthquake-prone Indonesia.

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  • Papua New Guinea

A dentist at the Alotau Provincial Hospital, Dr Hilda Audubo became the first local dentist to partner with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Medical Ships when they made their maiden trip to Papua New Guinea in 2011 visiting some of the most remote villages along the Kikori River in Gulf Province and the Fly River in Western Province.