The National, Thursday July 4th, 2013
WESTPAC has opened the nominations for round four of the Westpac women’s education grants programme, which offers women and girls a chance to gain assistance for school fees.
Westpac announced on Tuesday that it was offering three K6,000 grants for female tertiary students or workers who would like to return to study.
According to Ashleigh Matheson, Westpac has been offering these grants since 2011 because the bank recognises the link between education and the broader empowerment of women across the Pacific.
Matheson said in a statement: “We believe that our great country can only reach its full potential when women have stronger leadership and economic opportunities.
“An important part of the reason we’re committed to these grants is because we believe education is the key to achieving these aims,” he said.
“Women and girls who benefit from education have far stronger chances of entering the workforce and enjoying a strong and stable career – the Westpac women’s education grants provide the helping hand they so deserve.”