Filipina Nurse in Australia Receives an Award
Sep 22, 2011
Another overseas Filipino worker (OFW) has brought pride to the country, she is Mica Alcedo, a Filipina nurse. Alcedo has been working in Australia since 2004 and for this year, she is one of the recipients of the Pride of Australia Awards.
According to the Philippine Embassy in Australia, the Filipina nurse was awarded the 2011 Pride of Australia Medal under the Fair Go Category. The awarding ceremony was held at the Crocodylus Park in Darwin, Northern Territory on August 19.
This recognition is given to Australian citizens/permanent residents who are born overseas but have significantly contributions to their country through their community involvement, hard work and willingness to embrace Australia as their new home.
Alcedo clearly deserves the award because since 2004 when she first arrived in Australia, she has dedicated herself to working with communities in the Northern Territory.
She is currently employed as a child and maternal health nurse in Tennant Creek. Her previous work is as a school nurse in Alice Springs.
Mica Alcedo also commits herself to helping disadvantaged youth. She is also the founder of the “Ladies of Alice Springs,” a Filipino community in Australia.
Now on its seventh year, the Pride of Australia Awards celebrates ordinary Australians who do extraordinary things, with nominees reflecting the core value of giving for the good of the Australian nation and people and their local communities.
This Pride of Australia Awards has ten categories; Outstanding Bravery, Courage, Heroism, Community Spirit, Child of Courage, Young Leader, Care and Compassion, Inspiration, Environment and Fair Go.