Australia Awards Papua New Guinea provides long-term scholarships for Papua New Guineans to study in Australia, and access to ongoing professional development opportunities through alumni networks.
Scope Global manages the In-Australia Support component of the program. It aims to increase the number of awardees who achieve their qualification and graduate on schedule, and to ensure awardees are well prepared to achieve their reintegration plans after they return to Papua New Guinea.
Scope Global is contracted by Coffey International Development to manage this component of the program and during the year, our contract was renewed until June 2019.
This year the team supported 405 awardees across 39 host institutions. They co-delivered a pre-departure program in Papua New Guinea, and ran four reintegration workshops in Melbourne and Brisbane for 130 awardees who were about to complete their scholarship.
In 2017–18 the team will run short workshops for new awardees soon after they arrive in Australia – a new initiative. This will give an opportunity to review themes delivered at the pre-departure program and continue to build rapport between awardees and case managers.