This year’s NCWQ bursary award ceremony was one to remember. Among the many special women being recognised for their achievements and talents, was Nasteho Mukhtar.

Receiving the NCWQ Refugee bursary, Nasteho was recognised for her achievements in a number of areas.

This bursary, sponsored by NCWQ, is one of the inaugural bursaries offered since the commencement of the program in 2009. Valued at $1000.00, the focus of the bursary is to assist young women from a refugee background, now enrolled at high school, aiming to achieve further educational outcomes.

To apply for this bursary, the following criteria must have been addressed:

  • A female high school student from a refugee background, having lived in Australia for at least 1 year.
  • Have the capacity and potential to achieve educational outcomes (not restricted to University level)
  • Must attend the bursaries presentation ceremony to accept the bursary and speak publicly.

NCWQ is very pleased to award this bursary to Nasteho in 2018.

Nasteho Mukhtar was born in Somalia, but fled with her family to a refugee camp when the civil war began. They came to Australia in 2013 on a Global Humanitarian Visa.

Her aim is to study nursing and public health so that she can give back to the community which has welcomed her, and to help her family financially when she has a stable income.

Nasteho is a student at Yeronga State High School and is a House Captain and member of the Student Council. She also volunteers at Youth Without Borders and QPASTT – the organisation which supports victims of Torture and Trauma.

Congratulations Nasteho! We are so looking forward to following your exciting ongoing journey.

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