Success Stories

 

Empowered to succeed

 
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Alumna James Karanja (wearing a navy blazer), completed a short course in Technical Vocational Education Training in 2013. This story forms part of the 2017 Outcomes Study. Alumni were selected to share their Most Significant Change as a result of the Australia Awards program.   Kenya, just like many other developing countries, has a culture that views people with disabilities as social...

 

Economic Empowerment of Fish Farmers Through Sustainable Fish Farming

 
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Mazuba Mwanachingwala (wearing a pink blazer) completed a Masters of Science in Sustainable Aquaculture in 2013 This story forms part of the 2017 Outcomes Study. Alumni were selected to share their Most Significant Change as a result of the Australia Awards program.   I work in Laupula Province, Zambia under the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock. Many people in the province depend on...

 

Rural Electrification in Tanzania

 
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Wilbert Simbila Master of Geo-Spatial Information Sciences, 2012   Before going to Australia, I was as a Field Data Officer with Africa Soil Information Services (AfSIS). During my time with them, the application of geo-spatial analytical techniques in development projects’ decision-making processes inspired me. After being awarded the Australia Award – Africa scholarship in 2012, I resigned from my job to begin a...

 

Promoting the participation of women and youth in local economic development

 
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“If one does not experiment with innovative ideas, one cannot experience positive change in development. Taking practical steps, no matter how small, can bring about change.” These are the words of Olayeni Maryam Temitayo, who completed the Local Economic and Social Development in Extractives (LESDE) course at the University of Queensland in 2015.   On returning to Nigeria, Olayeni started a mining...

 

Australia Awards Alumnus reshapes education in Mozambique

 

Education is one of the most important sectors in Mozambique. Since independence, the Government’s policy on education has been on-going policy. The Government considers education as one of three priorities for development and socioeconomic stability. The other two priorities are agriculture and health. As South Africa’s first democratic President said, Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you...