Australia Awards Alumni and Member of Parliament has big plans to develop Timor-Leste’s Information Technology

Dr Abel Pires da Silva, Australia Awards Alumni and Member of Parliament, has big plans to develop Timor-Leste’s Information Technology. He started his journey to improve his countries information and communications technology when he was just 12 years old and first realised how much he liked computers. At 14, leaving his Aldeia in the mountains […]

Australia awards alumni and former oil industry official’s burning passion for education

Australia Awards alumni Cristina Yuri Rebelo dos Santos Costa joined the oil and gas industry after she graduated but always had a burning passion for education. She set up a school for 4-6 year olds in Dili, Timor-Leste and also has a successful career as a Senior Adviser for Trade Invest Timor-Leste in the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Small Grant Awardee’s quest to increase food production

Timor-Leste is a fertile country yet many people don’t have enough nutritious food to eat. Current farming practices aren’t maximising crop production, a high percentage of food is imported and child stunting due to poor nutrition persists. Marcal Gusmao, Australia Awards alumni and UNTL researcher and lecturer, is on a quest to change this.

Lourdes Lay, Physiotherapist at Dili National Hospital

“My GGIP experience hasn’t change my future career vision. Instead it has strengthened my motivation to work as a physiotherapist at the hospital and confirmed my initial decision to aim for a career working in Timor-Leste as a physiotherapist”

Ismael Barreto, Executive Director, National Health Laboratory TL

“My skills and experience from the course have served as a foundation to build this new direction for the National Health Laboratory. I feel more confident with daily management, and making decisions about changes,” Ismael says.

Angelina Baptista Branco – ENI Timor-Leste Country Representative

“As part of a management team in one of the top 10 oil and gas companies in the world, I can maintain the same work ethic and professionalism as any other international employee. My time in Australia taught me that hard work and dedication is crucial in every aspect of our lives,” Angelina says.

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