Success Stories

Alumni have been making a difference to the lives of hundreds of Timorese men and women across Timor-Leste. From teaching electronics to young people, advising the G7+, improving infrastructure, tackling COVID 19 and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities alumni are committed to using their knowledge and experience to give back to their country.  

Alumni have been making a difference to the lives of hundreds of Timorese men and women across Timor-Leste. From teaching electronics to young people in Baucau to  and y alumni are committed to using their knowledge and experience to give back to their country.  

Director of National laboratory – Endang Soares da Silva

The Timor-Leste Australia Awards Alumni of the Year Award was introduced in 2019 with the objectives to Promote alumni networking and engagement, Promote the achievements of Australia Awards Alumni more generally to the public and people interested in applying for an AAS. Two awards have been presented to two of over 339 Australia Award alumni who are using the skills and knowledge gained from their Australia Award scholarship to further Timor-Leste’s development

Minister of Public Works

H.E. Salvador Eugénio Soares dos Reis Pires is an alumnus of the Australian Development Scholarship and the current Minister of Public Works in Timor-Leste’s 8th Constitutional Government. He graduated with a Master of Architecture from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Melbourne, Australia, in 2007 with a first class honors.