posted on 19 September 2014
Westpac Bank presented scholarships to 6 Vanuatu students at the USP Emalus campus conference room on Wednesday, September 17. The scholarships were offered by the Westpac Women’s Education Grant programme, whose theme is “Learning today for a better tomorrow”. The winners were selected on the basis of essays submitted to a competition on the topic of: “If you could meet the three most important needs for women and girls, what would this be and why?”
Year 5 students Joelline Tamakam of the Freshwota School and Jenny Henry of the Central School had the winning essays in the primary school category. Amanda Rereman and Esther Henry, both in Year 13 at Tebakor College, won in the secondary school category. These four students received 50,000 vatu each to cover their education-related expenses. USP Emalus campus students Helen Bani, in the Bachelor of Commerce degree programme, and Jessica Kalkaua, in the Foundation Social Science programme, each received 150,000 vatu toward their education.
Following the award giveaway, First Political Advisor of Education Joceyln Mete addressed the group. She congratulated the awardees and reminded them of the importance of pursuing their education.