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Opportunities for growth through education in strengthening Philippine Australia relations

''We are putting together an action plan defining our compressive partnership with Australia which includes education," Phil Ambassador Ma Hellen De La Vega Source: SBS Filipino

This year the Philippines and Australia commemorate 75 years of diplomatic relations.

Education has played a significant role in building and strengthening Philippine Australia relations.


 

Highlights

  • Moving forward opportunities for both countries to strengthen ties giving  particular focus on peace building initiatives and trade 
  • Many Filipinos have had opportunities for further studies through Australian Awards scholarships and are able to apply their expertise through their REAP (Re-Entry Action Program)
  • The Filipinos are the fifth fastest growing migrant community in Australia

 

"Many Filipinos are given the opportunity to study in Australia through the Australia Awards Scholarship while Australians also have the opportunity to study in the Philippines through the Colombo Plan Scholarship Program. This people to people linkages is a very important  pillar of the Philippine Australia Relations," says Philippine Ambassador to Australia Ma Hellen De La Vega.

 

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