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Three ALW2019 scholarships will be awarded to outstanding adult learners to enable them to continue learning by taking a new learning pathway or continuing an existing one. This is 2018 winner Samson Ndikumwami’s story.


Achieving my dreams

“Someone came into our class and announced that one of us had won a scholarship. When she said it was me I felt both overwhelmed and humbled to find that I had been chosen out of the many who had been nominated.”

“I have been in Australia for less than five months and winning the scholarship made me forget about the terrible things I went through in my own country and in the one where I stayed while I sought asylum. This scholarship has been a boost to my learning and my ambitions. I intend to use it to improve my English and to pay some of the fees for a TAFE course in social work which I believe will enable me to get a job to sustain my family and aid my settlement here in Australia. In the new year, I plan to start a Tertiary Preparation Program at the University of Southern Queensland.”

“This scholarship will greatly help me to achieve my dreams. Since I won it I feel more welcome here and I now believe that everybody can make it here regardless of their background. I thank ALA as well as TAFE Queensland for this opportunity.”