Westpac Women and Girls Education Grant to provide support for educational pursuits

Westpac Women and Girls Education Grant to provide support for educational pursuits

By Karishma Kumari
Friday 08/03/2024
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Fijian females will once again have the chance to gain assistance for their further education as Westpac will be launching their annual Women and Girls Education Grant for 2024.

Westpac says the grant is divided into three categories including primary, secondary and tertiary (Adult Learners) to support women and girls.

The bank also encourages women and girls to take note of this year’s categories and the new themes about each one and start preparing to put forward their nominations from April.

Westpac further says they work with various local stakeholders to ensure students across Fiji have access and ample time and support to create their submissions where primary school winners will receive $500, Secondary $1,000 and Tertiary or Adult Learners get $2,500.

Westpac Fiji Chief Executive Officer Shane Smith says they have been running this program for 14 consecutive years now and are proud to continue supporting the women and girls of Fiji.

He says last year they received over one thousand applications from all across Fiji and hope to expand in a sustainable way as well.

Smith says this year, Primary School participants are asked to show what their best world would look like and where girls are given the support they need to succeed while secondary school participants are asked to expand on “What ‘count her in. Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress” means to them and how they would bring this to life in Fiji whereas tertiary are requested to share an experience which they have encountered or witnessed in Fiji that has shown how investing in women and girls helped to accelerate progress.

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