At the time when refugees from Bhutan are being resettled in its soil, Australia has announced leadership award for 10 Bhutanese students to pursue postgraduate studies at different Australian universities in 2011.
The award came as a part of Australia’s commitment to help Bhutan develop its future leaders to make social and economic policies for the country. In 2010, 7 Bhutanese students had received this award.
“These are individuals with the capability to shape future social and economic policy and development outcome in Bhutan”, Kuensel quoted Peter Varghese, Australian Ambassador to Bhutan as saying.
According to AusAID website, 24 Bhutanese students will receive Australian scholarship award for 2011 to pursue postgraduate studies in areas of business, science, natural resource management and communication.
While in Australia, these students will involve in various skill development training and build network with future leaders of other countries.