Neng Koala – A CAUSINDY Alumni Grant Recipient

Through the CAUSINDY Review, delegates work together under the mentorship of experts to explore issues in the Australia-Indonesia relationship and develop practical and creative solutions.

Across five years of CAUSINDY, there has been a plethora of highly energised delegates and equally impressive projects that positively contribute to the bilateral relationship. In this series, we look at a selection of some of the most exciting CAUSINDY Review initiatives from our delegates that have found success in recent years.

Neng Koala founder Melati

Neng Koala is a highly successful community blog resource for female Indonesian students in Australia. Established in 2012 by ANU Masters student Melati, Neng Koala was the recipient of a CAUSINDY Alumni Grant in 2013.

The initiative showcases personal stories of Indonesian women studying at Australian universities, providing scholarship advice and survival tips for new and prospective students, and raising awareness of the importance of women’s higher education.

Most recently, in 2018 these stories have been published in book form, attracting media interest in Indonesia and providing further inspiration for future generations when it comes to increasing the quality and reach of education for women.

The Neng Koala homepage

Find more information about Neng Koala on Instagram and Twitter.

Neng Koala is supported via the CAUSINDY Alumni Grant scheme. In turn, CAUSINDY is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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