BSP Announces Winners of 2019 Women’s Scholarship Grant

Bank South Pacific (BSP) Vanuatu is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 BSP Women’s Scholarship Grant.

The eight (8) winners are:

Primary School Category

  • Beulah Gill, Child Care Center
  • Jennifer Kawia, Iwinmit Primary School
  • Rosalinda Asel

Secondary/High School Category

  • Chrystal Idah Silas, Malapoa Colleg
  • Madiana Tarimataniki, Malapoa College
  • Shirley William, Malapoa College

Tertiary/Adult Worker Category

  • Gladys Patrick
  • Laisani Dennis

This year the competition was based on the theme for International Women’s Day 2018, “#PressForProgress” A strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities think, act and be gender inclusive. Applicants were asked to answer the question, “How can you as a woman/girl #PressForProgress in your community?” in a written essay.

BSP Vanuatu Country Manager Nik Regenvanu said, “BSP is pleased to host this competition for the third year. The BSP Women’s Scholarship Grant was initiated in recognition of the critical link between education and empowerment of women in Vanuatu and continues to give girls and women the opportunity to pursue an Education.”

He added, “A key aspect of our sustainability strategy is to promote local talent within the organisation and we are extending this to the community through the education grants for women and girls,” said Mr Regenvanu.

“I would like to thank every women and girls who applied last year in November and congratulate the winners for this year2019. BSP believes that women and girls who benefits from education have a far stronger chance of entering the workforce and enjoying a strong and stable career.”

The judging panel was made up of senior women leaders at BSP Vanuatu; Irene Tabi, Senior Financial Markets Dealer, Liz David Manager LMU, Kathia Samson, Relationship Manager, Joanna Rasu, Financial Accountant and Lina Niatu, Branch Manager. BSP would like to extend its thank you to the judges and looks forward to be able to involve more prominent women leaders in Vanuatu to be part of the judging in the years to come.

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