On award student is determined to contribute to the People with Disability area in Timor-Leste
Australia Awards scholar Tonny Castro from Dili was diagnosed with polio when he was 6 years old, a disease that paralysed half his body. Despite the challenges of living with a disability, Tonny’s has had an impressive career working for many organisations including the East Timorese National Red Cross, CARE International Timor-Leste, World Vision Timor-Leste […]
Master’s student prepares to use new knowledge and skills to help develop the aviation sector in Timor-Leste
On award student Joaquim Costa da Cruz has big ambitious to develop the aviation sector in Timor-Leste. Born in Builale, Viqueque municipality he grew up in Fatulia, Venilale with his parents and four siblings. Brought up in a farming family, his parents worked hard to earn money so all their children could get a good […]
Master’s student shares timely advice for new Australia Award arrivals
Master’s student shares his future ambitions and advice for new Australia Award arrivals Born in the mountainous municipality of Ainaro on the tropical island of Timor-Leste, Ricardo Manuel Chao Barreto Martins is no stranger to cooler weather, but he still found the Melbourne winter chilly when he started his Master’s in Engineering Science at Swinburne […]
Awardee strives for a greener Timor-Leste
“Studying Environmental Science at the University of Western Australia (UWA) has given me real insight into my passion for conserving the environment, incorporating sustainable principles and above all hands-on practical experiences,” Maria enthusiastically declares.
Awardee finds his calling thanks to Australia Awards scholarship
“When I started, I hadn’t really thought about the procurement side of business but when I studied procurement and global sourcing, I immediately started thinking that it was exactly where I wanted to focus my career,” Rafael says.