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20 March 2020
Our Young Achievers
Photo: Sushanta Chapagai

Sushanta Chapagai has always dreamed of becoming a Youth Parliamentarian and has applied to become one with the support of the AMRC. “I wish to be a role model for young women in leadership roles.” The 21-year-old is a sports consultant working with players from the Prince Alfred Organisation of Football Club. She has been recruited by the Australian Football League (AFL) as a trainee physiotherapist and holds a part-time job at a café, whilst volunteering with the AMRC as a youth leader. She holds a Diploma in Health Science from the South Australian Institute of Business and Technology, and is currently in her second year of studying a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree at the University of South Australia with assistance from a study grant. “It was not easy growing up and deciding on a non-traditional career like a physiotherapist, which I happen to love. I am the only Physiotherapy student in my community at the moment.” Volunteering at the AMRC has helped me to learn about leadership and workplace policies.” Sushanta’s parents fled from Bhutan to a Nepali refugee camp where she was born and lived for 18 years, teaching as a secondary teacher. Three years ago, she was granted a humanitarian visa to resettle in SA with her parents and two siblings.

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