Dr. Philemon Yalamu, Lecturer for Arts and Design at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG), believes obtaining a PhD is a rewarding journey requiring perseverance and commitment.
He published four journals while studying and established a virtual creative space for Papua New Guineans, after receiving a PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering through Australia Awards PNG.
He further created a website and blog, to share tutorials and articles on various Communications Technology fields.
Upon returning to PNG, Philemon and his peer network organised a group of artists from Australia and the UK to collaborate with the UPNG staff and students in a mini arts festival.
He also established connections with organisers of TOM Melbourne, a tec-innovative organisation specialising in developing assistive technologies for people with disabilities.
Philemon asked to replicate this technology in PNG and the organisation has offered to provide mentoring sessions to make this happen.
Source: Australia High Commissioner Papua New Guinea