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Allora local Mary Higgins, who is a student at Griffiths University, studying Psychological Science and Business, has been awarded a Scholarship under the New Colombo Plan.

The program aims to lift knowledge of the Indo Pacific in Australia, with students supported to study for up to a year in several regions and undertake internships, mentorship, practicum or research.

Mary is passionate about ending gender-based violence (GBV) and hopes to learn how Southeast Asia addresses GBV, and how they support survivors.

“Growing up in Allora, a small town of just 1200 people, I’ve seen my community come together through droughts, floods and many other crises, which has inspired me to work further toward social justice on a grander scale,” Mary said.

“This will undoubtedly be a rich learning opportunity both culturally and formally and I hope to build lasting connections with like minded individuals to create positive impact internationally.”

Allora Advertiser 14 December 2022

This article appeared in the Allora Advertiser, 14 December 2022.

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