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Australia Global Alumni Stories

Changing lives through quality tech-voc education

Joji Ilagan-Bian knew from the age of 18 that one day she would build her own school. Born and raised in Mindanao, Joji saw the challenges of having limited access to opportunities. This motivated her to drive innovative education solutions in her home region. Her vision was to create a training institution for young people in her hometown – an institution that would equip them with the knowledge and skills that they could use in a wide range of settings. “I would like to empower our youth, make them financially independent as early as possible,” she said.

Joji Ilagan-Bian knew from the age of 18 that one day she would build her own school. Born and raised in Mindanao, Joji saw the challenges of having limited access to opportunities. This motivated her to drive innovative education solutions in her home region. Her vision was to create a training institution for young people in her hometown – an institution that would equip them with the knowledge and skills that they could use in a wide range of settings. “I would like to empower our youth, make them financially independent as early as possible,” she said.

Marine Conservation for the Next Generation

Dr. Rene Abesamis remembers the first time he saw the beauty and abundance of life underwater. As a child, he did not expect that a hobby that brought him so much joy would turn into a career as a marine biologist.

Dr. Rene Abesamis remembers the first time he saw the beauty and abundance of life underwater. As a child, he did not expect that a hobby that brought him so much joy would turn into a career as a marine biologist.

Defending the Rights of Muslim Filipino Women: Shari’ah bar passer Amanah Lao is ready to fight for Muslim Filipinas’ rights in court.

In today’s world, how does one apply the concept of human rights to something religious, such as Shari’ah law?  This is a challenge that Amanah Busran Lao will be facing in her work.

In today’s world, how does one apply the concept of human rights to something religious, such as Shari’ah law? This is a challenge that Amanah Busran Lao will be facing in her work.