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Celebrating 2.1 million days of impact through international volunteering

21 December 2017

The completion of the Australian Volunteers for International Development program this December marks Scope Global’s 17th year supporting Australian Government international volunteer programs.Over this time we have supported more than 6,710 volunteers who have worked across 33 countries. Collectively, Scope Global volunteers have contributed 2.1 million days of volunteering.Our staff…

Australia Awards Alumni take on Innovation Challenge

03 November 2017

Close to thirty inventive Australia Awards Alumni from South and West Asia gathered this week in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s ‘Alumni Innovation Challenge’.The Challenge, supported by the Brac Social Innovation Lab, provided successful alumni applicants with grants to pilot development innovations in their home countries…

New scholarships program to drive skills and employment in South Australia

10 October 2017

Scope Global has been appointed to manage the Australian Government’s new Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia. The $24 million program aims to boost skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in the state through at least 1200 scholarships for undergraduate, postgraduate and vocational education and training students in South…

Spotlight on the Kiribati Institute of Technology – supporting education and employment in Kiribati

19 July 2017

The Kiribati Institute of Technology is a technical and vocational education and training institute that supports I-Kiribati, the people of Kiribati, to upgrade their skills and advance their career prospects. Kiribati (pronounced kiribas) is made up of 33 atolls across about 3.5 million square kilometres in the Pacific Ocean. 21 atolls are inhabited by approximately…

Milestone paves way to support unemployed Tongan youth

29 June 2018

In an important milestone for the Tonga Skills program, the first contract for skills delivery by a training provider has been signed with Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (TYEE). Under this agreement TYEE will provide a Readiness for Work program for 20 unemployed young people, place them in existing job vacancies and support them…

Skills development initiatives benefit from cross-country collaboration

29 May 2017

This month the Tonga Skills Team Leader, Dr Uhilomoelanai Fasi, spent a week in Vanuatu to gain insights into the successful Vanuatu Skills for Economic Growth Program.The trip coincided with the annual Vanuatu Skills for Economic Growth Strategic Planning Workshop hosted by Vanuatu’s Team Leader, Fremden Yanhambath. This provided an…

AASWA Regional Planning Workshop in Bangkok

25 May 2017

Australia Awards South and West Asia (AASWA) team members from across the region came together in Bangkok for the AASWA Regional Planning Workshop last week.The workshop provided a rare opportunity for the team and representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to meet and collaborate face-to-face. Team members…

Photo competition winners announced – Australia Awards South and West Asia

16 March 2017

From conducting field trials to exploring new foods and visiting Australia’s tourist icons, Australia Awards South and West Asia scholars have offered us a glimpse into their scholarship experiences through an inaugural photo competition.Today, the 2017 ‘Fully Focused’ Australia Awards South and West Asia Photo Competition winners have been announced:Winner – Tahseen…

Celebrating equality this International Women’s Day

08 March 2017

International Women’s Day gives us an opportunity to stop and celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year we reflected on some of the ways Scope Global recognises the incredible potential of women and contributes to gender equality in our region.“Throughout my career, I’ve seen the…

Volunteers advance opportunities for people with disabilities

16 February 2017

Twenty Australians volunteering with the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program have been awarded AVID Disability Initiative Grants to implement activities that promote collaboration, capacity development and equal opportunities for people with disabilities.Grant applications were received from volunteers in 11 countries across the Asia Pacific, and all supported a twin-track approach…