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The Alcorso Foundation’s annual awards are presented to humanitarian entrant students undertaking study in HSC Colleges across Tasmania. It recognises and rewards the hard work students have committed to their education and community participation.

The award not only offers financial assistance to ensure maximum education benefit, it provides opportunity and confidence for each student to encourage them to strive for and reach personal and career goals that may otherwise be unattainable.


Mr Yasin Mohammadi
Newstead College, Launceston
Yasin was born in Ghazni, Afghanistan and is one of four sons. At the age of one Yasin’s parents were forced to flee Afghanistan to Iran. In 2014 Yasin’s family travelled to Tasmania. Yasin’s goal is to complete Year 13 at Newtead College in order to gain entry in to the University of Tasmania where he plans to study Social Work or Nursing. Yasin will use his award to improve his English comprehension and study skills.

Ms Man Maya Chhetri
Claremont College, Hobart
Man Maya was born in a refugee camp in Nepal where she lived with her family for nineteen years. Her family move to Australia in May 2014 where they settled in Tasmania. Man Maya has enrolled in VET Certificate II Community Services in 2015. Her plans are to study subjects that will assist her in qualifying for Child Care or Nursing studies at university.

Ms Kesabi Koirala
Launceston College, Launceston
Kesabi was born in a Bhutanese refugee camp in Nepal. She is one of four children who travelled to Tasmania with her family in 2010. Kesabi attended Brooks High School before commencing her studies at Launceston College in 2014. Kesabi will use her award to assist her gain necessary entry into University to study Accounting.

Ms Rita Gurung
Rosny College, Hobart
Rita arrived in Australian from Nepal in December 2012 after living in a Bhutanese refugee camp with her family. Rita has one brother and two sisters. She is working hard to complete her studies at Rosny College in her Year 12 in order to gain entry to University so that she may study Nursing.

Mr Yan Thapa
Hobart College, Hobart
Yan’s family are Bhutanese and lived in a United Nations refugee camp in Nepal where he was born in 1997. Yan, his parents, a younger brother and his grandfather settled in Glenorchy in 2011. Yan attended Cosgrove High School which he admits was very difficult at first. Working hard he has made close friends, achieved many merit awards and now looks forward to using his Alcorso award to help him complete Year 12. Yan aims to do a VET course in Hospitality but ultimately become a qualified Electrician.

Ms Ashna Thapa
Hobart College, Hobart
Ashna was born in Morang, Nepal in 1997. Ashna moved to Tasmania with her family in August 2013. She attended Cosgrove High School for her year 10 before enrolling into Hobart College. Ashna’s dream is to become a Nurse and intends to use her Alcorso award to assist her in her English, Maths and Science studies during her Year 12.