Three win scholarships

Normal, Youth & Careers

The National, Wednesday July 10th, 2013

 THREE young Papua New Guinea leaders are to receive Pacific Islands Leadership Programme (PILP) scholarships in Taiwan and the United States of America from Aug 26-Nov 26.

One of the scholarships went to Chimbu academic, Jane Pumai Awi, a former lecturer at the University of Goroka, who has just completed her doctorate in Creative Industry at the Queensland University of Technology.

Joining her are Bill Minjikul, a senior research officer with the Prime Minister’s Department and NEC and Clement Dusava, policy officer of the Health Department.

“PILP is funded by the Taiwan government,” Taiwan Trade Mission representative Daniel Hu said. “It is a five-year consecutive programme.

“It is designed to provide opportunities to enhance the leadership capacities of individuals in the Pacific islands region and build a network of young leaders who will contribute to lasting relationships across the Pacific.”