Caption: Westpac’s manager sustainability Eseta Nadakuitavuki talks to stakeholders during the launch while manager Nadi branch Ane Tabuya looks on at Sangam SKM College. Photo: MARGARET NAQIRI. For more pictures click here- https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.677519238952178.1073742031.131483256889115&type=3
By MARGARET NAQIRI
Westpac management team launched the 2014 Westpac Women’s Education Grant (WWEG) with this year’s theme “Learn Today for a Better Tomorrow” at Sangam Sadhu Kuppuswamy Memorial College in Nadi this morning.
It is a program which gives girls and women the chance to continue their education through the WWEG.
There are nine Grants available, three Grants for each of the categories: primary school, secondary school and tertiary/ adult worker wishing to return to study.
The successful Grant recipients will receive funding to contribute towards their education costs.
For primary school the Grant is $400, secondary school is $1000 and tertiary or adult workers who wishes return to study is $2,150.
“Westpac has offered these grants to women to help with the cost of their education since 2011 and we believe our country can only reach its full potential when women have stronger leadership and economic empowerment,” said Fareena Chanel, Area Manager West.
“I strongly encourage all women and girls from around the country to apply for a Grant as it is a big step towards helping them achieve their personal and professional goals,” she adds.
More information on the grant can be obtained from any Westpac branch or their website www.westpac.com.fj.
Applications for round five opened on Monday, June 9 and closes at 5pm on Friday, July 11 and the winners will be announced on Monday, June 28.