Support for young girls’ and women’s education

Westpac Fiji employees awarded Westpac Fiji Leadership team with two of the primary school category winners from 2022. Picture: SUPPLIED

A team from Westpac has visited more than a hundred schools and universities across Fiji to promote the Westpac Women and Girls Education Grant program.

The popular grant program is still open for applications for 2023 with a total of 30 grants being offered this year to help women and girls continue their studies or start a new educational journey.

Westpac Fiji chief executive Shane Smith said, “Education plays a significant role in shaping the lives of Fijian children – not just their own, but those of generations of their families and communities. “But of course, it doesn’t stop with children and we’re great advocates for lifelong learning,” he added.

“I’m really proud to say we had nine  degrees or higher qualifications at USP’s March graduation – five achieving a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and one also receiving a gold medal.”

Throughout the years, the Women and Girl’s education grant has helped many applicants further their education.

Losalini Senicauau, a 2022 grant recipient in the Tertiary/ Adult Learner category said, “I am grateful for the education assistance provided by Westpac Fiji as I am able to now further my education and start with post graduate studies in Gender which will help shape my career.”

The bank is committed to supporting young girls and women in their educational pursuits and values and promotes pursuing further education within the organisation.

Westpac also sponsored the 2023 Medal & Prize for the Most Outstanding Graduate with a Major in Literature and Language at the University of the South Pacific Graduation, won by Peter Lawrey Sasabule.

Applications for the Westpac Women and Girls Education Grant 2023 close on June 30.

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