Recipients of the Hansen Mataskelekele Award, Mrs. Relvie Poilapa and the Andy Linch Award, Ms. Marie Toto. Mrs. Poilapa works for the World Vision Vanuatu and Ms. Toto works for Care International. These two (2) women award nominees have been selected based on their life changing community outreach, their community engagement in empowering women, being women role models themselves and standing up for what is right and what they believed in.

This national recognition and award ceremony has over the last ten (10 years) annually been sponsored and hosted by the Australian High Commission and has been part of the celebration of the lives of two (2) prestigious women leaders, Mrs Hanson Mataskelekele and Mrs. Andy Linch who had mentored and helped many Vanuatu women and been role models themselves.

This ceremony has been part of the celebration towards the International Women’s Day being celebrated worldwide annually and Vanuatu is also joining in the celebrations.

Congratulations to both women on their recognition and achievements.