Eight female students will be given the opportunity to further pursue an Education thanks to BSP’s Women’s Scholarship Grants 2017.

The Winners for this year 2017 are: Mary Yamul, Shamilla Garae, Isabelle Garae from the Primary School category, Lizzie Bwibwi, Olivia Tosul, Aurolyn Sandy from the Secondary school category and Manisha Garu and Melizabeth Uhi from tertiary/adult worker category.

BSP offered eight scholarships to women and girls in Vanuatu, which was officially launched Wednesday, 8th March 2017 – International Women’s Day.

Stuart Beren, General Manager BSP in Vanuatu was pleased to announce

the winners of the BSP Women’s Scholarships Grant Program.

“BSP is proud to contribute to the education and development of women and girls in Vanuatu.

“A key aspect of our sustainability strategy is to empower women and girls through education and these scholarship grants aim to do just that.” Said Mr Beren.

“I would like to thank every women and girls who applied this year and congratulate the winners for this year, 2017.

We received over 150 overwhelming responses from many talented women,” he added.

This year’s competition question is based on the theme for International Women’s Day 2017 ‘Be Bold for Change’, which calls on everyone’s help forge a better working world – a more gender inclusive world. Applicants are asked to answer this question in a written essay, “How can you as a woman/girl help forge a better working world in Vanuatu”.

The judges for the entries are prominent women leaders in Vanuatu; The New Zealand High Commissioner, Mrs Georgina Roberts, Miss Katura Marae, Vanuatu female pilot, Mrs Angeline Dovo, Parliamentary Counsel and Mrs Florinda Aru, Director Finance, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu.

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.