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Music camp

KATHMANDU: The Aiueo Circle Association (ACA) Japan held a music camp at Hotel View, Dhulikhel on March 27 and 28. Around 14 students aged between 12 and 25 years, from different schools and colleges took part in the camp. The camp was conducted was under the guidance of Japanese music maestro Minami Shinchi, along with four other youth musicians from Japan.

Ten of the participants will take part in musical camps in Japan organised by ACA Music and they will also represent Nepal in an international music concerts in Kanagawa on May 5, and Gunma on May 10.

Going to Australia

KATHMANDU: A press meet was organised by the Australian Education International (AEI) on March 27 at Dwarika’s Hotel, to provide information to students planning to study in Australia.

Scott J Evans, Branch Manager, Multilateral, Middle East, South and South East Asia Branch International Group, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations talked about the increasing number of Nepali students who are opting for vocational courses in Australia. According to Evans, there are over 18,000 Nepali students, making Nepal the sixth largest country in Australia for international students. Nepal is third in enrollment and course commencements in Vocational and Education Training courses.

Evans elaborated on consumer protection for overseas students through Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000. Another point highlighted was The Endeavour Awards, which grants scholarships in various fields. Altogether 29 Nepali students have received it since its inception in 2007. Students can apply for Endeavour Postgraduate Awards, Endeavour Research Fellowships, Endeavour Executive Awards and Endeavour VET Awards.

The most reliable sources of information include government websites, peak agents association members in Nepal and the Australian Education Centre. — HNS