Linh with Lo Lo ethnic

Dinh Thi Thuy Linh: “Passion for my job helps me to overcome difficulties in community development projects”

Ethnic minority groups are central to the community development projects that Australia Awards alumnus Dinh Thi Thuy Linh co-ordinated in her home province Cao Bang. She said the Australia Awards Scholarship gave her solid academic background to help her do her job with confidence.

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Australia Awards alumni help disadvantaged Khmer commune to adapt to climate change

Four Australia Awards alumni (two from Hau Giang, one from Can Tho and one from Hanoi) teamed up to win AUD 17,740 Small Grants for a project that resulted in numerous benefits for a poor commune severely affected by climate change in Hau Giang, Viet Nam.

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Do Tan Khang: I have now enough confidence to strive for previously unrealistic dreams

“I still remember vividly the feeling of a three-year-old child having to fight the pains of paralysis. I grew up, never thought one day I would have a good future like a person without disability. But with the Masters degree from Victoria University, I could proudly say that the world still smiles to those who are confident, optimistic and never give up,” Australia Awards alumnus Do Tan Khang was quoted as saying in an article about him in 2012, after coming back from Australia on the Australia Awards Scholarship.

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Dr. Lam Minh Yen: tropical disease specialist and Australian Alumni Ambassador

Dr. Lam Minh Yen is one of the top contagious disease specialists in Viet Nam. Through her pioneering work she has saved lives, trained a new generation of doctors and led the prevention of dangerous epidemics such as Ebola, MERS-CoV and Zika at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Ms. Vu Thi Hien

Vu Thi Hien: “I admire the values of the genuine NGOs/civil society”

Going to study in Australia when she was 42 years old, Vu Thi Hien believed that her time in Australia gave her the confidence to pursue the values she believed in and turn them into reality. She would later establish an NGO of her own to help poor ethnic minority people in mountainous areas in north and central Vietnam.

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