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Community & Business

15 December, 2022

Mary Off To Vietnam And Cambodia

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.”


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