Alumni Small Grant Fund is provided to support alumni to undertake research, community development, or leadership/professional development so that the alumni can Better contribute to Timor-Leste’s development and/or Develop stronger links between Australia and Timor-Leste.
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The small fund provides a unique opportunity for alumni to use their skills and experience in practical ways to support Timor-Leste’s development. From projects researching crop tolerance to nutrition projects for women and raising awareness of disability inclusive language, alumni have used small grants to progress research and benefit communities across the country.
You can read more about small grant projects below.
Case Study: Monrique dos Reis
Acording to the 2015 census there are over 40,000 people with a disability in Timor-Leste. Many, especially those living in remote rural areas, don’t have access to education and are denied the chance to learn and develop their talents. Those living with vision impairment are especially disadvantaged, as people generally haven’t heard of braille and don’t think people with a visual impairment can read or write. Australia Awards Alumni and Bachelor of Disability and Inclusion Studies, Monrique dos Reis is determined to change this. After graduating Monrique secured funding via the Australia Awards Small Grant Program. Aiming to raise awareness…