Monday 4th April, 2011
WESTPAC Papua New Guinea recently launched the Westpac Women’s Education Grants, offering financial assistance to a secondary school girl in Papua New Guinea to help them with the cost of their education.
Westpac aims to be a leader in the community promoting and celebrating diversity, which is why the Westpac Group is a major partner of the 100th anniversary of the International Women’s Day celebration on last month.
“Our involvement with International Women’s Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future,” said Ashleigh Matheson, Managing Director, Westpac PNG on that day.
“The Westpac Women’s Education Grants is just one way we’re inspiring future generations of women to achieve their ambitions both personal and professional,” Mr. Matheson added.
“The grants will provide the successful recipients with funds to contribute to school fees, books, uniforms, as well as other eligible educational expenses.”
To apply, applicants simply have say how education will help them reach their education goals.
Grant application forms and criteria information is available from Westpac’s website www.westpac.com.au/pacific and from all Westpac branches.
The applications will close on 29 April 2011 and winners will be announced next month beginning on 16 May 2011.
Westpac has operated in PNG since 1910.
Westpac’s Pacific operations cover the Cook Islands, Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. There are more than 50 Westpac branches and agencies and 82 ATMs throughout the Pacific.