Education grants for PNG women


Winners of this year’s Westpac Women’s Education grant say encouraging girls to participate in education is key to their futures.

Four students and two tertiary/adult workers will each receive K3000 to contribute towards their education costs.

Grant recipient, Jonama Alphonse, from Alotau Primary School, Milne Bay Province, said: “I appeal to parents of girls to get them to think seriously about good income-earning jobs that they will aim to become when they grow older. There should be parental guidance involved in shaping a child’s future employment dreams. These start from home and when they are older, more knowledgeable and earning their own income, they are more independent to make better judgments on issues and they are on an equal par to most males in their society.”

Read more on the Papua New Guinea Today website.